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VOLUME LX1I. NUMBER 18645 


US calls 
Rabin 
remarks 
on Golan 
‘serious’ 

HHUEL KUTTLER 

WASHINGTON 

THE US believes Prime Minister 
Yitzhak Rabin was serious in say¬ 
ing be is prepared to dismantle 
Golan Heights settlements as part 
of a deal with Damascus, and that 
bis statement was not “something 
that slipped,” a senior US admin¬ 
istration official said. 

“I think he's doing some condi¬ 
tioning of the Israeli public and I 
think he’s sending signals to Assad 
at the same time," the official said. 

“We’ll see if there’s increased 
ferment on the Syrian side as 
well,” he added, saying: “There's 
a need for the Syrians to reach out 
to the Israeli public.” 

Rabin an Friday also said he was 
not opposed to dis mantling settle¬ 
ments in Judea and Samaria in re¬ 
turn for peace. 

“If you read interviews with me 
that were conducted in the past, 
you will see that I said that for 
security I would not evacuate set¬ 
tlements; for peace, yes.” Rabin 
said. 

“I replied [on Thursday] to a 
question in general on the issue of 
evacuating settlements which a 
Golan Heights settler happened to 
ask. My replj reflected my general 
position with regard to Gaza, Ju¬ 
dea, and Samaria and the Golan 
Heights,” Rabin said. 

Secretary of State Warren 
Christopher's visit to the region, 
however, will not “break the dead¬ 
lock or somehow produce a break¬ 
through” in IsraeU-Syrian negotia¬ 
tions, :the US official said. 
Christopher will be meeting in 
London today with Jordan's King 
Hussein . . ’ . . 

. ‘*1 dcm’t think the gaps at this 
point are ready to be-overcome,". 
the offidal said. “The negotiations 
themselves will have to get to the 
point where they're a good deal 
more ripe to resolve these issues.” 

. The gaps go beyond the fact that 
Israel first wants to hear Syria’s 
understanding of peaceful rela¬ 
tions and that Syria insists that Is¬ 
rael first commit to fully withdraw 
from the Golhn, be said. 

“I think there’s still a conceptual 
gap in terms of how those issues - 
peace, withdrawal, security - fit 
together. Even if you had one 
fifing-done, I'm not sure you’d' 
solve the problem right away,” the 
officials said. 

He added that the US also does 
not agree with Israeli press reports 
that Rabin has offered a “pack¬ 
age” tp jump-start the Jerusalem- 
pamasats talks. 

Syria welcomes remarks. Plage 2 

| Cellular phone 
' charges down 
from midnight 

JUDY SIEGEL 

STARTING at midnight tonight, 
cellularphorie users will not have 
to pay for “air time" for incoming 
calls; the charge will be billed to 
those:who initiate the calls. 

The change, which will signifi- 
cantty reduce charges for ceUuIar 
phone users, comes into effect fol¬ 
lowing' approval last week by the 
Knesset finance committee of a 
Communications Ministry propos¬ 
al. •• • 

It is expected to encourage cel- 
iularphone owners to inform more 
people of their numbers. Until 
now, they were reluctant to do so. 
because they had to pay air time 
charges'on incoming calls, while 
■the callers only paid for phone 
Units; 

From now on, the initiator of 
the call will pay for both air time 
find phone units. Rate for the sir 
time have not changed. 

The charges, which account for 
both the call and the air time, are 
as follows: 

' • Oh Sundays through Thurs¬ 
days between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. 
and on Fridays and holiday eves 
fan-8~ajn. to 1 p.m., one phone 
nmt every 13 seconds. A phone 
unit currently cost a bit over 21 
agorot pins VAT. 

• On Sundays through Tburs- 
‘days from g p >m . to S the next 
morning, and on Fridays and holi- 
eves from I p.m. to Sunday or 
the day after the holiday at 8 a.m., 
..doe phone unit every 35 seconds. 


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Two Gazans 
stab woman 
in Gush Katif 
settlement 

Settlers shoot dead one 
terrorist, wound the other 

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OC Southern Command Maj.-Gen. Matan Vilnay (second from right) checks the fence near Neveh Dekalim, following the 
terrorist stabbing there yesterday. {IDF Spokesman) 

Ex-president Nixon dies aged 81 


RICHARD Milhous Nixon was a political gut 
fighter whose career brought him lonely tri¬ 
umphs, deep disgrace, and - finally - grudging 
respect. 

He died Friday at 81, having never recov¬ 
ered from a stroke he suffered Monday at his 
home in Park Ridge, NJ. His daughters, Julie 
Eisenhower and Triria Cox. were by his side. 

President Bill Clinton yesterday declared 
Wednesday an official day of mourning and 
ordered the federal government to dose that 
day in tribute to him. 

“Israel has lost a friend," Prime Minister 
Yitzhak Rabin said yesterday. 

“I personally lost a personal friend. He was 
the president who during the Yom Kippur war, 
in the face of the opposition of most of the 
world, sent military equipment and weapons to 
Israel,” Rabih said On Army Radio. 

Nixon, the nation^ 37th president and the 
first to resign the office, never regained con¬ 
sciousness after he sank into a coma Thursday 
at New York Hospital-Cornel! Medical 
Center. 

He had left a living will that said he wanted 
no extraordinary measures taken to prolong 
his life and he was not put on a respirator, 
which might have relieved swelling in the 
brain. It is unlikely he could have recovered 
from partial paralysis and loss of speech. 

Leaders from Washington to Moscow to 
Beijing praised Nixon’s accomplishments, his 
political savvy and his dedication, despite the 
political storm called Watergate that forced 
him to resign in 1974. 


‘Israel has lost a friend’ 
says Rabin 

News agencies 
NEW YORK 



Nixon says farewU to members of his cabi¬ 
net and staff in the White House after his 
resignation in August 1974. (Reuter) 


Rabin said he first met Nixon while he was 
Israeli ambassador to Washington in 1966 and 
had maintained a dose relationship till the very 
end. He said Nixon's T973 airlift expressed 
support for Israel that it never had during its 
wars. 

“Europe not only forbade American planes 
to stop at its airports, but even to fly over 
Europe, but he was determined to show Amer¬ 
ican support to Israel during the war.” Rabin 
said. “Israel knew during his term we had a 
friend id the White House who would strength¬ 
en our security and support peace moves." 

He said after the signing of the agreement 
with the PLO at the White House last Septem¬ 
ber. Nixon sent him an emotional handwritten 
letter. 

“There Is no doubt that President Nixon 
erred in the Watergate affair.’’ Rabin said. 
“But I believe that the American people and 
American history will remember him as one of 
the great presidents." 

In China yesterday, top leaders and ordinary 
people remembered the late president warmly, 
praising him as an old friend of their country. 

When Nixon, on February 21,1972, walked 
down the steps of Air Force One and shook the 
hand of then Chinese premier Zhou EnJai at 
Beijing Airpon he symbolically ended decades 
of hostility between the two nations. 

President Jiang Zemin and Premier Li Peng 
sent a telegram of condolence in which they 
praised Nixon as “a politician with strategic 
long-term vision and political courage (who) 
... opened the door for a new era in Sino- 
American relations." 


TWO Gazans identified as Ha¬ 
mas activists infiltrated the set¬ 
tlement of Neveh Dekalim in 
Gush Katif yesterday morning 
and stabbed' a young woman 
seven times before being 
gunned down by settlers, who 
killed one terrorist and wound¬ 
ed the other. 

Sigal Sofer. a 23-year-old 
mother of two, was nursing her 
two-week-old baby when she 
was attacked in the front yard 
of her home. She was admitted 
to Soroka Hospital in Beershe- 
ba with moderate wounds. 

Datia Hershkowitz. a spokes¬ 
woman for the Gush Katif settle¬ 
ments, said the two terrorists got 
into Neveh Dekalim by burrowing 
underneath the perimeter fence. 
Sofer’s home is located nearby. 

After the attack, the two terror¬ 
ists ran in the direction of the syna¬ 
gogue, where they were seen ap¬ 
proaching by armed settlers 
leaving the Shabbat morning ser¬ 
vice at 9:30. They opened fire, kill¬ 
ing one of the terrorists and 
wounding the other. 

The IDF identified the two as 
Mahmoud Touman. who was 
killed, and Ahmed Kidra. Pales¬ 
tinian sources said the two. aged 
17 and 18, respectively, were from 
the Khan Yunis refugee camp, lo¬ 
cated a few- hundred meters from 
Neveh Dekalim. borne to some 
350 families. 

A security source said angry set¬ 
tlers kicked the wounded terrorist 
after he was shot and that soldiers 
intervened. 

Izzadin Kassam. the armed wing 
of Hamas, took responsibility for 
the attack in a call to Israel Radi¬ 
o's Arabic Service. It also took 
responsibility in a leaflet Friday 
for the killing oi soldier Shahar 
Simani. whose body was found in 
northern Jerusalem on Thursday. 
He bad been kidnapped near 


Beersheba. 

In other incidents in the territo¬ 
ries. Reuters, quoting Palestinian 
sources, reported that settlers had 
shot and critically wounded a 14- 
year-old Palestinian boy in Gaza 
last night. The sources said Pales¬ 
tinian youths may have been 
throwing stones at the settlers. 

The army said it was checking 
the report. 

Also yesterday, an IDF soldier. 
Lior Mizrahi, was shot in the neck 
and severely wounded at an obser¬ 
vation post in Nablus. The shots 
were fired from a post office 
branch across :he street, near the 
town's police station. 

In Hebron. 32-year-old Joudeb 
Abu Snineh, suspected of cooper¬ 
ating with the authorities, was shot 
by Palestinian gunmen while ser¬ 
vicing his car in a garage. Palestin¬ 
ian sources said. 

Palestinians sources also said 
that li-year-old Shafik Shawa, 
who was shot b> soldiers in Gaza 
on April 11. died of his wounds in 
a local hospital. 

On Wednesday evening, two 
gunmen fired at an Israeli car in 
Gush Katif. but the two occupants 
escaped with light wounds. Izzadin 
Kassam had said that attack was to 
be the first of daily attacks on Is¬ 
raelis until the army released hun¬ 
dreds of its supporters arrested last 
week. 

The IDF, which currently is 
thinly; deployed around the settle¬ 
ments. is expected to deploy more 
soldiers in the area after it with¬ 
draws from Palestinian population 
centers. 

Following the attack on the sol¬ 
dier in Nablus, other soldiers spot¬ 
ted at least one assailant, returned 
fire and began pursuit. Army 
sources said one man was wound¬ 
ed by soldiers’ fire. 

A curfew' was imposed on Nab¬ 
lus and the surrounding refugee 
camps, confining some 150,000 
Palestinians to their homes. 


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Nixon’s role during the Yom Kippur War 


Police skeptical of Hamas 
claim on killing of soldier 


BILL HUTMAN and Itim 


RICHARD Nixon will deservedly 
be remembered for some of his 
foreign policy triumphs, such as 
his opening to China, but bis role 
during the Yom Kippur War 
should not be one of them. 

Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin 
and American Jewish supporters 
of Nixon have sharply overstated 
his role during the key days of the 
war. The mythology of that period 
has cast Henry Kissinger as a vil¬ 
lain halting the airlift of weapons 
to Israel, while Nixon was the hero 
pushing it through. This is simply 
untrue. 

Both Nixon and KissingeT 
joined in an aborted strategy to 
deny Israel weaponry at the start 
of the war, to provide Egypt with a 
limited victory. 

At the start of the war, both 
feared that militarily superior Isra¬ 
el would rout Egypt. As the US 
saw it, this would both farther lim¬ 
it the diplomatic concessions Israel 
would offer after the war, as well 
as the US position among Arab oil 
stares. 

However, by the third day of the 


COMMENT 


DAVID MAKOVSKY 


war, it became apparent ihai Israel 
was not turning the tide after the 
surprise Egyptian attack across tbe 
Suez Canal. 

Nixon and Kissinger believed 
there was an opportunity to be 
found in Israeli adversity. Receiv¬ 
ing back-channel messages from 
Egyptian National Security advis¬ 
er Hafez Ismail that Egypt had no 
intention to cany the battle into 
Israel proper, both concluded that 
a limited Egyptian victory would 
be a good idea. 

Such an Egyptian victory would 
ease Israel’s post-war negotiating 
posture, bring Cairo into the US 
geopolitical orbit at the Soviet 
Union’s expense, and ensure that 
tbe US position would not be hurt 
by the Arabs. 

Therefore, when Israeli envoy 
Simcha Dinitz urgently reported 
to US officials the news of heavy 
Israeli losses in Sinai by the fourth 
day of tbe war, he received noth¬ 


ing more than lip-service support. 
A variety of logistical excuses were 
manufactured about why the airlift 
was delayed. 

As National Security Ccuncil 
staffer William Quan'dt subse¬ 
quently chronicles, the plan was to 
have Israel accept a UN Security 
Council “cease-fire in place" reso¬ 
lution that would ratify Egyptian 
gains. 

By the six day of the war, with 
Israel still suffering losses and a 
Soviet airlift to Egypt en route, 
then premier Golda Meir cabled 
the US that Israel was ready to 
accept the unfavorable UN terms. 
(Foreign Minister Abba Eban 
would later recall his shock at the 
serious post-war diplomatic impli¬ 
cations of this move.) The Nixon- 
Kissinger strategy appeared des¬ 
tined to prevail. 

All the preparations for the UN 
Security Council meeting were set. 
However. Nixon-Kis$inger did not 


take one factor into account: 
Egyptian President Anwar Sadat. 
Winning the war and about to re¬ 
ceive more Soviet weaponry. Sa¬ 
dat saw no reason why he should 
agree to a cease-fire. even one that 
validated his gains. 

Sadat rebuffed the US call, and 
the US arm-twisting of Israel ac¬ 
complished by withholding ad¬ 
vance weaponry to Israel for four 
crucial days was for naught. Once 
that strategy failed. Nixon and 
Kissinger saw no advantage in 
withholding weapons anymore. 
All of a sudden there were no 
more excuses, and tbe airlift 
proceeded. 

Apart from the Yom Kippur 
War, Israelis appreciate Nixon for 
his general public support for the 
country, and because he was the 
first US president to visit here. He 
also approved the sale of Phantom 
jets to Israel in 1969 and institu¬ 
tionalized US aid to Israel in 1974. 

Further coverage and com¬ 
ment on Page 4 


JERUSALEM police remained 
skeptical about tbe anonymous call 
Friday claiming Hamas was re¬ 
sponsible for die kidnapping and 
slaying of 2nd Lt. Shahar Simani. 

Simani, who was buried Friday, 
was found stabbed to death in 
north Jerusalem Thursday. 

Police sources dose to the inves¬ 
tigation said last night it is still 
unclear whether Hamas is respon¬ 
sible for the attack. 

On Friday, a man claiming to 
belong to Hamas told an opetator 
at Israel Radio's Arabic Service the 
group murdered 20-year-old 
Simani. 

But the call was just as likely to 
have come from a prankster as 
someone indeed connected with 
Hamas, the sources said. They not¬ 
ed that the call came long after the 
attack, which was not typical for 
authentic claims of responsibility 
by terror groups. 

Hamas has claimed responsibil¬ 
ity for at least one recent attack, 
which in fad it was not involved in, 
according to the sources. 


The police have obtained a 
court order forbidding publica¬ 
tion of details of the investigation 
of that incident, and the terror¬ 
ist's identity. 

A security source said over the 
weekend that their investigation is 
focusing mainly on terrorist gangs 
from eastern Jerusalem. The 
source said it appears tbe group 
responsible is one that was previ¬ 
ously unknown, noting no Hamas 
handbills had been distributed 
about the murder. 

A similar gang made up of resi¬ 
dents of eastern Jerusalem killed 
General Security Service agent 
Nissim Toledano about a year-and-. 
a-half ago, as well as with two po¬ 
licemen near Hadera. The gang 
was captured about a year ago, 
after their attacks sparked tbe de¬ 
portation of more titan 4f 9 Hamas 
and Islamic Jihad members to 
Lebanon. 

Thousands attended Simani's fu¬ 
neral Friday in Ashkelon, among 
them Likud MK Moshe Katsav. 


Final Gaza/Jericho deal expected by next week 



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THE talks on Palestinian self-rule 
in Gaza and Jericho are to resume 
today in Cairo, with many observ¬ 
ers predicting the agreement will 
be finalized by the middle of next 

week. , 

Foreign Minister Shimon Peres 
told reporters this weekend, after 
wrapping up two days of talks with 
Yasser Arafat in Bucharest, that 
he would meet again with the Pal¬ 
estine Liberation Organization 
chairman on Thursday. 

That meeting will set the exact 
place and time for Arafat and 
Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin to 
sign the agreement implementing 
Palestinian autonomy, Israel Ra¬ 
dio reported. The report said the 
signing would take place on May 3 

0r jn Bucharest, Peres said he and 
Arafat had ’‘cleared the air about 
a lot of misunderstandings” in the 
negotiations that followed the 


Talks resume in Cairo today 

News agencies 


signing in Washington of the Isra- 
el-PLO accord. 

Before returning to PLO head¬ 
quarters in Turns ."Arafat said the 
talks in Bucharest “played an im¬ 
portant role ... towards definitive¬ 
ly implementing what we agreed 
on in Washington." 

In Tunis, Arafat met with other 
PLO leaders at his headquarters to 
seek their approval for the agree¬ 
ments reached with Israel on im¬ 
plementing Palestinian autonomy, 
PLO officials said. 

The PLO sources said Arafat 
has told senior PLO officials he 
expects to join Rabin in Cairo on 
May 2 to sign the implementation 
agreement. 

Tbe Bucharest meetings follow 


an agreement reached Wednesday 
in Cairo on civilian aspects of 
transferring power to Palestinians 
in Gaza and Jericho. 

The agreement involves how 
Palestinians will run day-to-day af¬ 
fairs in Gaza and the Jericho area 
after the IDF withdraws. 

Arafat is tentatively expected to 
fly to Cairo on Tuesday or 
Wednesday to meet US Secretary 
of State Warren Christopher and 
also to be dose to Palestinian ne¬ 
gotiators if completion of the ac¬ 
cord looks likely, PLO sources 
said. 

“We are expecting Israel's defi¬ 
nite responses to several pending 
issues in security and economic ar¬ 
eas.” a dose aide io Arafat told 
Reuters. 


But although PLO officials have 
intensified their preparations for 
taking over the Gaza Strip and 
Jericho.PLO officials are not over¬ 
confident that a deal can be 
reached. 

“It is difficult to make a prog¬ 
nostication. there are still some 
important issues which need solu¬ 
tions," PLO executive committee 
member Yasser Abed-Rabbo said. 

Abed-Rabbo said tbe remaining 
issues included the extent to which 
Palestinian law will prevail over 
Israeli law in tbe territories. 

Other PLO sources, giving de¬ 
tails of issues still to be settled, 
said the size of the areas to come 
under Palestinian control still have 
to be set, 

“The problem of the Jericho 
area will be derided at a summit 
between Arafat and Prime Minis¬ 
ter Yitzhak Rabin." one source 
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Sunday, April 24, 1994 The Jerusalem Post 


Fatah Hawks, Hamas sign deal 


THE Fatah Hawks and Izzadin 
Kassam. the armed wings of Fatah 
and Hamas, on Friday signed a six- 
point accord pledging to settle in¬ 
ternal Palestinian disputes peace¬ 
fully in the Gaza Strip. 

The agreement, coming just 
weeks before the planned PLO 
takeover of Gaza's administration, 
includes a pledge by Izzadin Kas¬ 
sam to suspend attacks for one 
month on Palestinians they consid¬ 
er collaborators with the General 
Security Sen ice. By the time the 
month is over, the PLO is expect¬ 
ed to be in charge of Gaza's 
administration. 

The accord does not refer to 
violence against Israelis. In leaf¬ 
lets distributed Thursday and yes¬ 
terday. Izzadin Kassam swore to 
attack Israelis "daily at sunrise" in 
response to Lhc arrests of hundreds 
of its members last week. The 
PLO has pledged in its agreement 
with Israel to act forcefully to pre¬ 
vent attacks against Israelis, and to 
apprehend attackers when it takes 
over the Gaea administration. 


JON IMMANUEL 


Yesterday's attack against Sigal 
Sofer in Ncveh Dekalim was the . 
third attack in three days for which 
Hamas has taken responsibility, 
and it may also have been respon¬ 
sible for shooting a soldier in Nab¬ 
lus yesterday. 

The accord was signed between 
the Hawks and Kassam. but the 
participants in the two weeks of 
talks included senior political offi¬ 
cers of Hamas and Fatah in the 
Gaza Strip. 

Dr. Zakaria Agha. head of the 
Fatah 13-member Higher Council 
in Gaza, who participated in some 
of the meetings, said the accord 
was signed by the armed wings 
rather than the political factions, 
because he believes Hamas, which 
opposes the Israel-PLO agree¬ 
ment. "did not want to give the 
impression the accord was politi¬ 
cal. Political issues were not dis¬ 
cussed. but we did agree to contin¬ 
ue dinl^oue and hope for political 


reconciliation,” Agha told Tfte Je¬ 
rusalem Post- 

The talks began after a violent 
clash between Fatah Hawks and 
Izzadin Kassam in Rafiah refugee 
camp two weeks ago. The agree¬ 
ment is limited to Gaza, because 
the problem originated there, he 
said. 

Although the agreement is 
“non-political." the six points of 
the Hawks-Kassam accord go be¬ 
yond a promise to end violence in 
Palestinian society. They also 
pledged to end hostile statements 
about each other s organizations. 
In addition, both sides decided to 
cut down on strike days. The 
deaths of those killed by Israeli 
soldiers will be commemorated by 
strikes in their home towns only, 
and not throughout Gaza, a con¬ 
cession to merchants and other 
critics of prolonged strikes. 

Reuter adds from Tunis: 

Hamas has offered to take part 


in the Palestinian administration 
to be set up in Gaza and the West 
Bank town of Jericho after Israel 
withdraws, PLO officials said 
yesterday. 

It was not clear what prompted 
the apparent softening in Hamas 
poliev, but the group has been un¬ 
der increasing pressure from Jor¬ 
dan and Israel to halt its violent 


Rabin to seek ‘dialogue’ 
with top Russian leaders 


activities. 

Sakhr Abu-Nizar, a member of 
the PLO's mainstream Fatah cen¬ 
tral committee, said Hamas last 
week offered to take part in the 
Palestinian administration and 
that Fatah leadership was discuss¬ 
ing a plan to respond to the Ha¬ 
mas’ proposal. 

He said Yasser Arafat would 
meet Hamas leaders soon to “dis¬ 
cuss how to make the proposal 
workable.” 

Arafat spokesman Marawan 
Kanfani confirmed that Arafat 
had received the proposal from 
Hamas, and that he is willing to 
discuss it. 


PRIME Minister Yitzhak Rabin, 
on the eve of the first visir by as 
Israeli premier to Russia, said he 
would seek closer consultations 
with Russian leaders over the 
peace process. 

Rabin leaves today for Moscow, 
accompanied by a military band 
and a group of actors from the 
Cameri Theater who immigrated 
from Russia and leading entertain¬ 
ers such as Dudu Fisher. Hanocb 
Rosen, and Yardena Arazi. 

“With the fact that Russia is 
now having a more active foreign 
policy. I see a need to achieve a 
dialogue with the top Russian 
leadership, so this activity will be 
in the framework of the two super¬ 
powers, Russia and the US,” Ra¬ 
bin told Aimy Radio over the 
weekend. 

“We will have a chance to clari¬ 
fy our positions to the Russian 
leadership with, the intention that 


Jerusalem Post Staff 


Russia can play a positive role as it 
has done in Yugoslavia, and I 
hope to reach much closer contacts 
with the Russian leadership on the 
political process,” he added. 

When Russian Foreign Minister 
Andrei Kozyrev visited Israel Iasi 
month with his own proposal for 
rekindling peace talks between Is¬ 
rael and the PLO. he was politely 
dismissed and asked to coordinate 
with the US before throwing a new 
piece into the Middle East puzzle. 

Rabin's spokesman said the 
prime mmkti»r would divide his 
four-day visit between meetings 
with Russian leaders, in which sev¬ 
eral economic agreements would 
be signed, and meetings with the 
Jewish community. 

Spokesman Oded Ben-Ami said 
Rabin, plans to visit Jewish centers 


and schools, and attend an Israeli 
folklore performance bringing 
“regards from Israel” from the 
550,000 immigrants from ihe. for¬ 
mer Soviet Union who -have set¬ 
tled here since 1989. 


-Rabin indicated he hopes his 
contacts with. Russian leaden 
would facilitate further immigra¬ 
tion. Among leaders he wilt see 
will be President Boris Y'cltsin and 
Prime Minister Viktor 
Chernomyrdin. 


“We must remember the poten¬ 
tial growth of the Israeli popula¬ 
tion depends on immigration from 
Russia and other stales of the for¬ 
mer Soviet Union and we have an 
interest in maintaining a high level 
dialogue with Russia.” Rabin said. 


Oik sentimental stop on the 
itinerary will be a visit to Si. Pe¬ 
tersburg. birthplace of Rabin’s 
mother, the former Rosa Cohen. 


PLO officials: Eight 
more deportees 
allowed to return 


Jerusalem Post Staff 


ISRAEL has given permission for 
eight more Palestinian deportees 
to return to their homes in the 
territories, a senior PLO official in 
Amman said yesterday. 

It would be the third batch of 
Palestinian deportees to be al¬ 
lowed home since the beginning of 
the month. They will travj tc the 
territories from Jordan next week, 
but no date has been set. said 
Omar K ha tin. deputy chief of the 
PLO mission in Amman. 

The IDF spokesman refused to 
confirm or deny this report last 
night. 


Nearly SO deportees returned 
home in two earlier groups, in- * 
eluding about 30 Palestinian fug i- 
tives wanted for crimes committed 
in the intifada. Khatib said the 
eight are part of a group of 80 
Palestinians Israel has tentatively 
agreed to allow to return home. 

Inc Palestinians nave been liv¬ 
ing in Jordan. Khatib identified 
them as Othman Dawood. Jamal 
Jbara. Ham Haloub. Issam Ra- 
baai. Mohammed Moutawwer. Ja¬ 
mal Abu Latifi. Noureddin Ja’a- 
bari and Mohammed Amin 
Ja'aban. 


US extends PLO 


waivers an extra year 



Syria welcomes 
Rabin’s remarks 
on Golan settlements 


DAMASCUS (Reuter) - Syria 
yesterday welcomed Prime Minis¬ 
ter Yitzhak Rabin's offer to dis¬ 
mantle settlements on the Golan 
Heights as a step forward, but said 
peace is impossible without a full 
withdrawal from the Golan. 

The official Syrian newspaper 
Tishreen. referring to remarks by 
Rabin on Thursday that he would 
evacuate settlements for the sake 
of peace, urged him to turn his 
words into deeds. 

“We could say that a step was 
made by Rabin when he recog¬ 
nized the necessity of dismantling 
settlements and that peace, not 
settlements, would provide securi¬ 
ty,” Tishreen said. 

It added: “Rabin knows well 
that peace with Syria is impossible 
without the return of the whole 


Golan ... *We hope that Rabins 
remarks are not a maneuver on the 
occasion of (US Secretary of State 
Warren] Christopher's tour.” 

Christopher is to meet Syrian 
President Hafez Assad next week 
to rfi«ru« to break the dead¬ 
lock in the Syrian-Israeli peace ne¬ 
gotiations. He is also due to meet 
Israeli leaders. 

On Friday, state-run radio reit¬ 
erated Syria’s rejection of aay 
peace pact that docs not stipulate 
full Israeli withdrawal from the 
Golan Heights and dismantling of 
all Jewish settlements there. 

“Partial withdrawal does no: 
lead to peace.” the radio said. 
“Only the dismantling of all settle- 
' ments and the complete departure 
of Israeli occupation forces wiE 
bring peace to the Middle Easr.” 


HILLEL KUTTLER 


WASHINGTON 


Police remove one of six right-wing demonstrators arrested for blocking Tel Aviv traffic Friday, 
when some 100 protesters held a counter-demonstration to a rally held by Hie Movement for Peace 
with Security group in favor of the peace process. The left-wing group included former Tel Aviv 
mayor Shlorao Lahat and a number of other reserve major-generals and former senior IDF officers. 


CONGRESS will \oic this week 
on extending through July 1. I«W5. 
President Bill Clinton’s authority 
to waive restrictions on benefits 
the PLO may receive here. Capitol 
Hill >ources jay 

The administration had pre¬ 
ferred an open-ended waiver, but 
the Senate and House committees 
were more cautious of the PLO 
and insisted on a renewable waiv¬ 
er. the sources said. 

Under terms of the new exten¬ 
sion. the State Department will 
now have to report to Congress 
every six months on the PLO's 
progress towards establishing an 
office here. 

It will also have to report on 
whether the PLO is renouncing 
individual acts of terror and work¬ 
ing towards removing the .Arab 
boycott of Israel. 

The one-year extension, which 
was agreed to recently by the for¬ 
eign affairs committees of the 
House of Representatives and 


Senate. i> anted in the State 
Department .Authorization Act. 

The present six-month waiver 
was due to expire this summer. An 
earlier three-month waiver was 
passed following last autumn's 
signing of the Isracli-PLO Decla¬ 
ration of Principles. 

Before then. US law forbade the 
administration from engaging in a 
dialogue with the PLO: allowing 
the PLO to set up an office here: 
and contributing to international 
financial bodies "that benefited the 


MK, family attacked by 
anti-gov’t 



Progress cited in economic talks 


organization. 

The Stale Department had pre¬ 
ferred that it not be required to 
seek congressional waivers 


anymore. 

“Our basic attitude is we can 
certainly live with Congress' ap¬ 
proach." a senior administration 
official said. "Tbe notion of a per- 
manent waiver is that you 
wouldn't have to renew it periodi¬ 
cally. Obviously, from a stand¬ 
point of convenience, not having 
to renew it would make it easier." 


PARIS (Reuter) - The chief PLO negotiator on 
economic relations between Israel and”the future 
self-governing Palestinian areas said on Friday the 
talks are making progress, but the crucial trade issue 
remains to be solved. 

Abu Ala (Ahmed Korei) said the two sides have 
touched “the heart of the problem" in a difficult 
round of talks that ended on Friday and would 
resume work tomorrow. He defined the issue as 
“whether there will be a Palestinian policy for im¬ 
ports and trade or not.” 

He also said the Palestinians are still pressing to 
issue their own independent currency, initially in 
symbolic amounts, and for free movement of Pales¬ 
tinian labor into Israel. 

It is very difficult to discuss free movement of 
labor when Israel is barring tens of thousands of 
Palestinians from traveling to their jobs inside the 
Green Line, he said. 

“There’s a big. big difference between what is 
happening on the ground and the spirit of the talks in 
Paris." Abu Ala said. 

Israel wants open markets between Israel and the 
territories and is demanding the Palestinians set Is¬ 


raeli-level customs tariffs on all but a limited list of 
goods to avoid becoming a gateway for smuggled 
goods. 

However, Abu Ala said the right of the Palestin¬ 
ians to import basic items according to their own 
needs from the Arab and Islamic world, including 
countries which boycott Israel, and from third coun¬ 
tries. was at stake. 

“We face a real problem because they want to put 
constraints on us. We believe this is mainly an at¬ 
tempt to protect Israeli production rather than for 
standardization, health or safety,” he said. 

The two sides have agreed on a list of goods which 
the Palestinians may import independently from the 
Arab and Islamic world. This included construction 
materials and industrial and agricultural equipment. 

The two sides have already agreed on industry, 
agriculture, tourism, and petroleum. The Palestin¬ 
ians will import and price oil products freely except 
for petrol, for which the pump price may not be more 
than 15 percent below the Israeli price. 

Abu Ala said be doubts Israeli motorists would 
drive to Ramallab or Bethlehem just to tank up at 
cheaper Palestinian filling stations. 


MK Shlomo. BUhbut (Labor), 
■-chairman of the Ma'alot-Tarshiha 
local council, and ins family were 
attacked Friday by demonstrators 
protesting his support of the peace 
process. He. his wife and children 
required medical treatment. 

Shortly before Shabbal. dozens 
of members of the town’s religious 


community and students, at the io- 
ca \ hesder ycsjhivd turned tip at 
Bobbin's house, cursing biro- 
When he asked them to leave, he 
and bis family were assaulted. 

Bob but accused the police of 
doing nothing to stop the demon¬ 
strations, leading to Friday's ind- I 
dent. ism 


Iranian FM denies his 


country holding Ron Arad 


IRANIAN Foreign Minister Afi 
Akbar Velajati denied yesterday 
that Iran was holding ni«ong air¬ 
man Ron Arad. 

In a rare exchange between an 
Iranian official and an Israeli re¬ 
porter, Vdayatl was asked by an 
Army Radio correspondent in Bu¬ 
charest whether his country was 
holding Arad, whose aircraft was 


shot down over Lebanon in 1986, 

“I don’t know bow much it is 
related to tbe present discussions 
that we have, but I categorically 
deny there is'any prisoner from 
Israel in Iran,” Velayati said. 

Senior pro-Iranian sources a 
Lebanon have said Arad is in Syri¬ 
an hands. Israel has said be is held 
by Hizbullah or Iran. (Renter) 


PLO, World Bank agree on economic projects 


TUNIS (Reuter) - The PLO and 
the World Bank have reached sev¬ 
eral agreements to start financing 
development projects in the terri¬ 
tories. a senior PLO official said. 

The agreements are related to 
the budget of a Palestinian eco¬ 
nomic council, which is to manage 
international aid for the recon¬ 
struction of the West Bank and 
Gaza Strip. 

Farouk Kadoumi. the PLO's 


“foreign minister" and vice-presi¬ 
dent of the Palestinian Economic 
Council for Development and Re¬ 
construction. said he signed the 
deals with World Bank official 
Ram Shobra at the end of a two- 
day meeting in Tunis. 

The World Bank acts as secre¬ 
tariat for the International Donors 
conference, which pledged a total 
of S2 billion over the next five 
years, including S600 million for 


1994 for projects in the territories. 

He said tbe PLO and the World 
Bank would meet to discuss swift 
implementation of the develop¬ 
ment projects. 

Kadoumi said the PLO was sat¬ 
isfied with the results of its talks 
with the World Bank delegation. 

"The meeting went in a positive 
atmosphere for the two parties.” 
he said. “We have signed a num¬ 
ber of agreements." 


Hizbullah attacks IDF post 
in central part of security zone 


Seven-year-old killed by car 


ALON PINKAS 


Gov’t denies Amnesty allegations on torture 


-AN IDF outpost in the central sec¬ 
tor of the security zone in south 
Lebanon was attacked yesterday 
by Hizbullah, according to Leba¬ 
nese security sources. 

The IDF confirmed there was an 
exchange of fire, but did not com¬ 
ment on reports that a Hizbullah 
force approached tbe outpost be¬ 
fore attacking it. 

According to Lebanese reports. 


a Hizbullah force attacked an tDF- 
beld post near Kantara, in the cen¬ 
tral sector of tbe security zone. 
Fire was exchanged between the 
attacking force and IDF tanks. 
The sources added that the Hiz¬ 
bullah force managed to retreat 
from the zone. In response, IDF 
artillery and tanks opened fire on 
Waddi Kabriba, an area harboring 
Hizbullah gunmen. 


SEVEN YEAR-OLD Ron Chen of Tirat Carmel was killed Frida* 
afternoon when he was hit by a passing car. He was taken to Haifa*"* 
Rambara Hospital by a Magen David Adorn ambulance, but docton 
were unable to save him. Haifa police detained the driver of the car for 
questioning. 

Friday night 39-year-old bicyclist Yoram Ophir was seriously injured 
when he was hit by a car tn Tel Aviv's Bavli neighborhood. An MDA 
crew found him unconscious alongside his bicycle on Steinman Street, 
and took him to Ichilov Hospital. Police are searching for the hit-and- 
run driver. 




THE government has denied allegations by Amnesty 
International that the army engaged in systematic 
torture of Palestinians. 


“There is no systematic torture of detainees,” Uri 
Dromi. director of the Government Press Office, 
said Friday. He said there are “strict rules" to ensure 
proper treatment of prisoners. 

In a statement from London. Amnesty charged 
that thousands of Palestinians in the territories are 
detained on security grounds each year and subject¬ 
ed to “torture or ill-treatment" during interrogation. 

The statement noted that guidelines for Israeli 
security services published after a 19S6 investigation 


into torture permitted agents 10 use “a moderate 
degree of physical pressure." 

The army said in a seoarate statement that “in¬ 
structions explicitly state that the dignity, physical 
uell-being, and health of a person being questioned 
must be maintained." It also said all complaints are 
investigated. 

Dromi said thar sometimes security agents have to 
resort to lough measures to try to uncover plans for 
bombing attacks so they could be prevented. 

“I would expect our investigators and security 
people to use any measure to get the information to 
prevent atrocities and save the lives of innocent 
Arabs and Jews." Dromi said. (AP) 


Lebanese hold ex-warlord 
for questioning in church blast 


On the first anniversary of the passing of our dear 


ISRAEL POLLAK 




there will be a graveside memorial service on 
Wednesday, April 27,1994, at 4 p.m., 
at Kiryat Gat Cemetery. 



Rachel and Michelle Poliak 


BEIRUT (Reuter) - Detained for¬ 
mer Lebanese warlord Samir Gea- 
gea will be kept in custody for a 
long time for questioning over pos¬ 
sible links to a church blast and the 
killing of a Christian leader, judi¬ 
cial sources said yesterday- 
investigators began questioning 
Geagea, leader of the banned Leb¬ 
anese Forces (LF), Lebanon’s 
largest militia during the civil war, 
on Friday after troops hauled him 
into the ministry of defense from 
his mountain headquarters on 
Thursday night. 

“Geagea will probably be held 
fora long time, because investiga¬ 
tions will be intensive and will re¬ 
quire hating Geagea confront the 
other (LFJ detainees.” one source 
told Reuters. 


No arrest warrant has been is¬ 
sued against him yet, tbe sources 
added. 


About 20 LF members, includ¬ 
ing Geagea’s No. 2 man Fuad Ma- 
lek, have been arrested in connec¬ 
tion with the February 27 church 
blast that killed 11 people and the 
1990 assassination of Christian 


leader Dani Chamoun. his wife 
and two sons. 

Investigative Judges Joseph 
- Freiha and Munir Hue in will de¬ 
cide whether Geagea will face 
charges. 

“No one expects Geagea or Ma- 
lek to be set free before the end of 
. this year.” said the Christian op¬ 
position daily Ntda'a al-Watan 
quoting what it said were informed 
sources. 

One of the detainees - who in¬ 
clude members of tbe LFs elite 
civil war crack force and security 
apparatus - was said to have died 
of a bean attack while in custody. 

Geagea. who sees himself as the 
toughest post-war opponent of the 
Syrian-backed government and 
the continued presence of 35,000 
Syrian troops in Lebanon, said the 
accusations against him aim to'hit 
the LF and silence the opposition. 

Until his arrest, he bad been 
holed up at his headquarters in the 
mountain village of Ghidras in the 
Christian heartland north of Bei¬ 
rut since the LF was banned a 
month ago. 


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ed apartheid in 1948 to entrench while rule 
forever. 

“Never again on one inch of South Africa will 
there ever be racial discrimination.'' 

But one heckler called him a fraud and an 
ANC leader said he would soon be out of a job. 

De Klerk has already tacitly conceded that he 
will lose to Nelson Mandela in next week's elec¬ 
tions, the first in which the black majority will 
vote after 350 years of white domination. 

The election will draw the final curtain on 
Africa's fast white minority regime, ending a 
process that began in the 1960s with the with¬ 
drawal of European colonial powers. 

De Klerk has campaigned hard to ensure a 
prominent role for the NP In the power-sharing 
coalition government of national unity that will 
preride over completion of a final constitution 
and prepare for winner-iakes-all elections in 
1999. 


The party has especially courted the votes of 
the Cape Coloreds, people of mixed black and 
white blood. 

Apartheid, which equated race with class, fa¬ 
vored so-called Coloreds over blacks and many 
now fear loss of privileges in jobs and housing 
under a black government. 

About 10,000 packed the Good Hope Centre 
auditorium singing, dancing and cheering in a 
campaign carnival. Only a Few whites were dot¬ 
ted among the crowd. 

De Klerk stoked colored fears that die tnainly- 
black ANC will give them a hard time when it is 
in power. 

He asked the crowd if it would vote for the 
ANC ''running wild in the townships, toyi-toying 
(prancing) when it should be praying." 

"The ANC helped to bum houses, they ruined 
the lives of hundreds of thousands of people with 
their education boycotts. The ANC can never be 
trusted..." he declared. 

“The National Party is the only party that can 


give the dangerous ANC a bloody nose, that can 
knock them cold." 

Hecklers jeered, one recalling a comment by 
de Klerk's wife Marike that Coloreds, being 
neither black nor white, were non-persons. He 
was thrown out. 

In another part of the city. ANC secretary 
general Cyril Ramapbosa mocked de KJcrfc. 

"In 72 hours. F.W dc Klerk no longer has a 
job," he told a news conference. Mandela ech¬ 
oed the sentiments in Soweto. 

"The ANC can never lose this election. The 
ANC is going to emerge with an outright major¬ 
ity," the veteran nationalist, 75, declared in front 
of an ecstatic crowd of 6U.00U. 

Mandela, speaking at a rally dubbed “Siyan- 
qoba" (Victory ), fended off any challenge from 
his main rivals - de Klerk's National Party and 
Zulu Chief Manaosuihu Buthelczi's Inkatha 
Freedom Party. 

"These are the statistics: there are 22 million 
voters and of these 3.5 million are whites, two 


million arc Coloreds (mixed race) and 6UU.0GO 
are Indian and the total is six million. The rest ot 
the 22 million are Africans. Even if some blacks 
can vote tor dc Klerk, the ANC will emerge with 
an African majority." he said. 

Mandela, wading up a gruelling two-month¬ 
long campaign for lhe first all-race polls, spoke 
in Johannesburg's black rounshipol Soweto, the 
cradle of black resistance against while 
domination. 

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celebrate Mandela's arrival at Soweto's First Na¬ 
tional Bank stadium, but he was not impressed, 
callinc them "criminals who are not wanted m 


my organisation". 

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ANC security officials, he said: "This is a very 
serious matter. If they (security officials) can t 
ensure the security of (he leadership ot our peo¬ 
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'•^TAIPEI (AP) - In forcing China 
io change its highhanded tone over 
the deatb of 24 tourists in a fire on 
a Chinese pleasure boat. Taiwan 
has demonstrated its growing po- 
-fifical hod economic muscle. . 
i* The' March 3T fire set off a^orm 
•of protest in Taiwan, with 'China 
standing accused of covering up 
mass murder and of treating the 
‘grieving relatives callously. 

•i China’s abrupt switch to arrest- 
-ing suspects and expressing high- 
•level condolences shows thar the 
protests are being heeded. 

Whether that will be enough to 
avert more political damage to the 
ties being cautiously nurtured be¬ 
tween the two old enemies re¬ 
mains to be seen. 

• But Beijing's about-face is in 
.marked contrast to the haughty, 
-unyielding attitude it usually 
shows when outsiders criticize its 
behavior. 

Taiwan first became suspicious 
uwhen China insisted that the fire 
jon the Thousand Islands Lake in 
■Zhejiang Province was accidental. 


Things worsened * dramatically 
when relatives, who had gone to 
China seeking answers, told of get¬ 
ting the run-around, being coerced 
into allowing the cremanon of the 
deaij,,and'being confined to their 
hotel^by unfeeling officials., . 

Taiwanese society was out¬ 
raged. The government an¬ 
nounced a tourism and cultural 
boycott of China, and several busi¬ 
nessmen said they were suspend¬ 
ing investment there. 

President Lee Teng-hui called 
the Chinese authorities “bandits," 
resurrecting an epithet not heard 
since the pre-1987 days of Cold 
War bellicosity. 

Taiwan is the seat of the Nation¬ 
alist government which fled the 
Communist takeover of the main¬ 
land in 1949. The two were mortal 
foes until 1987, when Taiwan lifted 
a ban on contact. China still re¬ 
gards Taiwan as a renegade prov¬ 
ince. bur trade and cuIturaJ ex¬ 
changes have blossomed. 

Taiwanese investment in China 
tops S10 billion, and Taiwanese 


tourism pumped more than S3 bil¬ 
lion into the Chinese economy last' 
year. So China doesn’t relish an 
economic war with Taiwan. 

On April 17 the Chinese an¬ 
nounced, the arrest of three men . 
suspected of robbing, the tourists, 
killing them and setting the boat 
ablaze. 

It also invited Taiwanese report¬ 
ers, who had previously had to 
pose as victims' relatives to ger 
into Zhejiang, to come back and 
cover the trial. 

Chinese Premier Lt Peng of¬ 
fered his sympathy and condo¬ 
lences to families of the Taiwan 
victims. 

Taiwan is still demanding more 
information on the murder, plus 
compensation for the families, be¬ 
fore canceling the boycott. 

But President Lee now ac¬ 
knowledges that China has "taken 
a step in the right direction.'' and 
Premier Lien Qian has urged Tai¬ 
wanese not too overreact against 
China, lest long-term ties be 
damaged. 


57 drown in 
Egyptian 
and Syrian 
disasters 


DAMASCUS (AP) - Thirty-six 
schoolchildren and five teachers 
drowned when their overloaded 
boat sank in the Mediterranean off 
Syria, authorities said yesterday. 

In Egypt on the same day anoth¬ 
er 15 elementary-school pupils and 
their chaperone disappeared and 
apparently drowned when they 
went for a lunchtime swim. 


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China frees dissident, allows him 
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-BEIJING (Reuter) - China re¬ 
leased one of its best-known dissi¬ 
dents for medical treatment in the 
iUnited States yesterday, just 
weeks before President Clinton is 
. due to decide whether to extend 
: Beijing's trade privileges. 

Wang Juntao, sentenced to 13 
years in prison in 1991 on charges 
s of masterminding the 1989 pro- 
‘democracy demonstrations in 
\Tiananmen Square, was taken to 
: the airport where he met his family 
: before leaving the country, his 
; mother said. 

"laiin very relieved that the gov- 
i eminent has allowed him to be 
jreleased on medical parole for 
‘treatment in the United States.' 
■Ge Yumei said by telephone. 

, The official Xinhua news agen¬ 


cy, quoting a justice ministry offi¬ 
cial. said merely: “Wang Juntao. 
who had been in custody, has left 
for medical treatment abroad after 
the Chinese judicial authorities re¬ 
leased him on bail according to law 
on account of his illness." 

Wang, 35. has been seriously ill 
with the liver disease hepatitis and 
heart trouble, though his mother 
said his present condition was 
stable. 

The case of Wang, who has be¬ 
come internationally known 
through the efforts of human 
rights campaigners and his wife. 
currently in the United States, has 
been raised by a number of West¬ 
ern governments. 

Chief among those has been the 
US. which is trying to press Beij¬ 


ing to improve its treatment of 
dissidents. 

President Bill Clinton must de¬ 
cide by June 3 whether to extend 
China's Most Favoured Nation 
(MFN) trading status, the founda¬ 
tion of normal economic relations 
between the two countries. 

He has said he will renew MFN 
only if the Beijing government 
makes "significant progress" on 
human rights issues. 

Wang's release on medical 
grounds will almost certainly be 
viewed as a positive move, 

Bugt many other prisoners 
jailed for their political views 
whose names are not known in the 
West languish in Chinese jails with 
little hope of release, human rights 
campaigners say. 


Sea patrols yesterday searched 
for people still listed as missing 
after the Syrian tragedy, which oc¬ 
curred during a school excursion 
off the province of Latakia. 

Nineteen people were rescued 
and were said to be in good 
condition. 

The state-run newspaper Tish- 
rin said more than 60 people, most 
of them children aged between 6 
and 12 years old, were aboard the 
fishing boat. It normally carried no 
more than 15 people. 

The victims were among a party 
of 180 people from the elementary 
school at the village of Kilmakho 
in Latakia province who were on a 
seaborne “picnic" with their 
teachers on Friday. 

The newspaper said the ship's 
captain, who survived, had “run 
away." It did not elaborate, but an 
official in Latakia. speaking on 
condition of anonymity, said the 
man was arrested later. 

In the Egyptian accident, police 
suspected the victims may have 
been killed by waves eburned up in 
the Mediterranean by high season¬ 
al winds. None of the bodies were 
recovered, but authorities said 
searches would continue. 

The accident happened at Bal- 
tim beach, near a lighthouse on a 
spit of land 175 km north of Cairo 
at the northern tip of the Nile Riv¬ 
er delta. 

The victims were among 62 chil¬ 
dren aged 6 to 12 and three adults 
spending Friday at the beach. The 
party was from a provincial school 
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despite NATO warning 


Death toll over 500 in three-week offensive 


SARAJEVO (AP) - Bosnian 
Serbs shelled the town of Gorazde 
yesterday in defiance of a NATO 
warning the day before to immedi¬ 
ately stop their attacks or face air 
strikes. 

Aid workers in the Moslem en¬ 
clave 55 km southeast of Sarajevo 
reported shelling before and after 
the noon deadline for a cease-fire 
that Bosnian Serb leaders had 
agreed to Friday. 

“Heavy shelling goes on 
throughout the entire city." said 
Kris Janowski. a spokesman in Sa¬ 
rajevo for the UN High Commis¬ 
sioner for Refugees. 

More than 500 people have died 
in a three-week-old Serb 
offensive. 

Janowski said the city hospital 
had been hit again and that several 
blasts had been reported next to a 
building near the center of town 
that houses UN aid workers and 
military observers. 

There were no immediate re¬ 
ports of casualties. 

“We are extremely concerned 
about the attack, which appears to 
dash our hopes for an end for all of 
what the people of Gorazde were 
going through." Janowski said. 

Shelling appeared to subside 
somewhat by late afternoon, but 
there were reports of Serb infantry 
assaults. Bosnian army command¬ 
ers said Serbs captured 30 percent 
of a government arms plant in Vit- 
kovici northwest of the city center. 


A L’N convoy of about 60 vehi¬ 
cles carrying 25U to 300 peace¬ 
keepers - most of them Ukrainian 
- began leaving Sarajevo airport 
for Gorazde late yesterday after¬ 
noon. It was unclear whether it left 
with the permission of Serb au¬ 
thorities. A smaller convoy turned 
back Friday after being blocked by 
protesting Serb women. 

There was no immediate indica¬ 
tion from UN officials that they 
were preparing to call in air strikes 
under a NATO ultimatum that de¬ 
manded an immediate halt to Serb 
attacks. 

According to the Yugoslav news 
agency Tanjug. Serb units said 
they were "forced to retaliate" for 
a Moslem attack. 

The NATO ultimatum, issued 
Friday at a meeting in Brussels. 
Belgium, demanded an immediate 
cease-fire and then gave the Serbs 
until 2 a.m. today to withdraw 
their forces and weapons 3 km 
from the center of Gorazde and to 
allow UN peacekeepers and medi¬ 
cal personnel into the enclave. 

By early Wednesday, the Serbs 
are to move their heavy weapons 
back 20 km. 

NATO also threatened air 
strikes if there were attacks on any 
of five other “safe areas" - Saraje¬ 
vo. Tuzla. Srebrenica, Zepa and 
Bihac. 

Within hours of the NATO ulti¬ 
matum. Serb leaders agreed to a 
cease-fire. The terms were an¬ 


nounced by Yasushi Akashi. the 
senior UN official in former Yugo¬ 
slavia. and they appeared to meet 
most of NATO's demands. 

Bosnian Serbs agreed to with¬ 
draw their heavy weapons to a 
range that cannot threaten Gor¬ 
azde. and to allow immediate 
medical evacuations and free 
movement of UN soldiers. 

Countless cease-fires have col¬ 
lapsed in Bosnia's 2-year-old war. 
but this one was given a better 
chance of holding because of NA¬ 
TO's threat and the participation 
of more major players in the truce 
agreement. 

A similar NATO threat in Feb¬ 
ruary concerning Sarajevo led to a 
cease-fire agreement that has gen¬ 
erally held. 

The agreement was reached in 
the Yugoslav capital with Presi¬ 
dent Slobodan Milosevic of Ser¬ 
bia. Bosnian Serb leader Radovan 
Kaiadzic and his miliury com¬ 
mander. Gen. Ratko Mladic. 

"We have positively responded 
to the initiatives of full cessation of 
hostilities." Karadzic said. He said 
Bosnian Serbs and the United Na¬ 
tions were “back on the track of 
full understanding.” 

. ^Akashi said Bosnian Serbs had 
agreed to restore relationsTwifh the 
Uniied Nations. They had severed 
cbnlacts and detained some UN 
troops after NATO planes 
bombed Serb positions around 
Gorazde April 10-11. 


Rwanda rebels call ceasefire ‘to stop killings’ 


ARUSHA (Reuter) - Rwandan re¬ 
bels yesterday declared a unilateral 
ceasefire in their war with govern¬ 
ment forces following the deaths of 
an estimated 100,000 people in 
more than two weeks of fighting 
and ethnic slaughter. 

“The international community 
sees this as a way of stopping the 
massacres, so we have obliged.'' 
Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF) sec¬ 
retary-general Theogene Ruda- 
singwa said. 

Rudasingwa told Reuters of the 


ceasefire, which is to begin at mid¬ 
night tomorrow, just hours before 
peace talks were to start with the 
government side in the north Tan¬ 
zanian town of Arusha. 

The United States had on Friday 
called on the warring sides to agree 
to an immediate ceasefire and said 
it was prepared to help efforts to 
arrange a political settlement of 
their dispute. 

But Rudasingwa, the chief rebel 
delegate, doubted whether the gov¬ 
ernment. which independent ob¬ 


servers blame for most of the mas¬ 
sacres, could fulfill its ceasefire 
conditions. 

Human rights workers estimate 
that 100,000 people have been 
killed and two million people dis¬ 
placed in fighting since President 
Juvenal Habyarimana was killed in 
a rocket attack on his plane on 
April 6. 

The RPF says it is in a position of 
strength after capturing a swath of 
the north and a substantial portion 
of the capital. 


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to hospital 


after death 


of Nixon 


JEANNE KING 


NEW 

AS news of former President Rich¬ 
ard Nixon's death spread. New 
Yorkers converged on the presti¬ 
gious Upper East Side hospital in 
Manhattan where he had lapsed 
into a coma after suffering a 
stroke. 

"Nixon was a great person to 
hate at the time, There has always 
been corruption but T think the 
widespread disillusionment with 
the government was probably 
started by Watergate." said Mat¬ 
thew Perry. 35. a New York 
filmmaker.. 

Perry was one of dozens of Man¬ 
hattanites who arrived at New 
York Hospital-Cornel! Medical 
Centre in the hours that followed 
Nixon's death Friday. 

Anis Satti. 53. a former delegate 
to the United Nations from Paki¬ 
stan and now an international 
business consultant here, mourned 
Nixon's passing. 

"I was an admirer of Nixon and 
he was a very close friend of my 
country." said Satti. adding that 
he had" heard the news of Nixon's 
death and decided to walk to the 
hospital to pay tribute to the late 
president. 

Hundreds of photographers and 
journalists from around the world, 
who had maintained a death 
watch, learned the news when hos¬ 
pital officials emerged to an¬ 
nounce the .‘‘1-year-old Nixon had 
died at 9:0S p.m. 

The body was transported to 
Nixon's adopred home state of 
New Jersey where tentative plans 
called for it to be taken to a funeral 


YORK 

home near Newark. It will remain 
there until it is flown Tuesday to 
Yorba Linda. California, for 
burial. 

Gone too was the two-man Ma¬ 
rine honour guards that had been 
posted outside his hospital room. 
Nixon had lapsed into a deep coma 
Thursday - three days after being 
felled by a massive stroke at his 
nome in suburban Park Ridge. 
New Jersey, where he had been 
writing a speech for a Republican 
event. 

The stroke at first left him par¬ 
tially paralysed on his right side 
and unable to speak, but doctors 
had been hopeful of saving him. 
Nixon had been treated with anti¬ 
coagulants after a bloodclot from 
the heart broke off and travelled 
to an artery in his brain causing the 
stroke. 

However, brain swelling set in 
Wednesday and by Thursday, all 
hope had evaporated. 

Nixon had earlier made a "living 
will'" in which he requested no ex¬ 
traordinary lifesaving measures be 
taken and he was not put on a 
respirator. 

Relatives at the former presi¬ 
dent's bedside included his two 
daughters: Julie Nixon Eisenhow¬ 
er and Tricia Nixon Cox. 

Others who visited during his 
final illness included New York 
Mayor Rudolph Guiliani and the 
Reverend Billy Graham, who was 
a longtime friend and spiritual 
adviser. 

His wife. Pat. died of cancer last 
June, also at the use of SI. 


Northern League backs 
Berlusconi for PM 


ROME i Reuter) - The leader of 
the Northern League told Italy's 
president yesterday during consul¬ 
tations on forming a new govern¬ 
ment that media tycoon Silvio Ber¬ 
lusconi was the only candidate for 
prime minister. 

Umberto Bossi told President 
Oscar Luigi Scalfaro that Berlus¬ 
coni. key "member of the right- 
wing "Freedom Alliance" that tri¬ 
umphed in last month's general 
elections, is the only person in par¬ 
liament who would be able to win 
support in both houses. 

He added that it was essential 
Berlusconi give up control of his 
$7 biiiion-u-year business empire 
to avoid any conflict of interest. 

"We cannot envision anyone 
else who would be able to attract 
the kind of support Berlusconi can 
■ to become prime minister and 
"form a government." Bossi told 
reporters after his meeting with 
Scalfaro. 

“But there must be no conflicts 
of interest." 

Scalfaro began consultations on 
Friday, meeting first with the 
speakers of both houses of parlia¬ 
ment. in an essential step toward 
forming Italy's first government 
since watershed elections on 
March 27-28. 


The talks were scheduled to 
continue later yesterday when 
Scalfaro was to meet representa¬ 
tives of parliament's smaller oppo¬ 
sition panics. 

They will end on Tuesday and 
state television said the president 
could appoint a prime minister 
designate as soon as Tuesday 
evening. 

Caretaker Transport Minister 
Raffaele Costa, who has been 
tipped as an interior minister in 
the next cabinet, said he believed a 
government could be ready within 
10 days. 

The Northern League. Berlus¬ 
coni's Forza Italia (Go Italy) party 
and the neo-fascist National Alli¬ 
ance teamed up in the right-wing 
grouping that won an absolute ma¬ 
jority of votes in the general 
elections. 

Bossi had initially vetoed Ber¬ 
lusconi as prime minister, saying 
his business empire meant he 
would continually face conflicts of 
interest. 

Critics have charged that Ber¬ 
lusconi exploited his television 
channels, which have a 45 percent 
audience shore, on his march to 
electoral triumph, and even the 
mogul's allies have demanded that 
the conflict be resolved. 


Atomic agency mission 
to North Korea delayed 


VIENNA (Reuter) - The Interna¬ 
tional Atomic Energy Agency 
(IAEA) said yesterday North Ko¬ 
rea had ye* to respond to terms for 
monitoring refuelling at a suspect 
nuclear plum, putting a fresh in¬ 
spection mission on hold. 

Two agency inspectors had been 
on standby to tiave! today to ob¬ 
serve the removal of the reactor 
core at nuclear facility in Yong- 
hvon but ivere unlikely to travel 
until next Thursday as pari of a 
larger team, spokesman David 
Kyd said. 

Pyongyang has not responded to 
agency conditions that would en¬ 
able inspectors to make a full audit 
of North Korea's nuclear stock¬ 
pile. and no visas have yet been 
issued to the inspectors. 


Governing party confident 
as Salvodarans vote today 


SAN SALVADOR (AP) - Salva¬ 
dorans pick a president today with 
the governing party confident of 
victory and opposition leftists 
claiming the voting system is slant¬ 
ed against them. * 

The contest pits Armando Cal¬ 
deron Sol of the rightist National¬ 
ist Republican Alliance, or ARE¬ 
NA. against Ruben Zamora, 
representing a coalition of three 
leftist panics. 

The two were the frontrunners 
in the first round of voting March 
20. Calderon Sol. 45. outpolled 
Zamora nearly 2-1 in that vote and 


is expected to win in the runoff. 

It is the First time since 1930 that 
Salvadorans have picked a civilian 
president in peacetime. A 12-year 
civil war that claimed 75.000 lives 
ended in 1992. with a peace treaty 
allowing leftist rebels to form a 
political parry. 

The United Nations mission to 
El Salvador and El Salvador's Su¬ 
preme Electoral Tribunal say the 
risk of fraud today is slim. No seri¬ 
ous charges of vote-rigging fol¬ 
lowed the first round of voting, 
though complaints about glitches 
in the svstem were common. 



Nixon asked that no extraordinary lifesaving measures be taken, and he was not put on a respirator 


Richard Nixon is greeted by Russian President Boris Yeltsin in the Kremlin in June, 1992. 


(AP) 


A president who couldn’t be labeled 


RICHARD Milhouse Nixon came from the 
right, went to his left, and defied every label 
but the last, the president who resigned. Until 
then, each time the old Nixon seemed to fit a 
pattern, a new Nixon emerged. 

He was the free market ""Republican who 
imposed wage and price controls, the ardent 
foe of Communism who opened doors to Beij¬ 
ing and arms deals in Moscow, the pragmatic 
president who wanted to undo the Democrats' 
Great Society with a version of his own. 

Twenty-three years ago. Nixon proposed a 
national health insurance plan, with employer 
mandates to help pay for it. It would have 
been done through private insurers, with the 
government setting minimum standards, for 
working Americans. He proposed federal in¬ 
surance for the poor. 

Liberal critics said it wasn't good enough, 
and the proposal got nowhere. 

A Nixon reorganization plan created the 
Environmental Protection Agency: he signed 
the bill that set up the Consumer Product 
Safety Commission, saying it was "high time 
that the government provided for comprehen¬ 
sive regulation.'* 

He sought welfare reform, with help for the 
working poor and requirements that recipients 
take jobs or job training, but couldn't get it 
through the Senate. "An idea ahead of its 
rime," Nixon called it in his memoirs. 

"This was a real war on poverty’, but rhe 
liberals could not accept it." he wrote, espe¬ 
cially from a conservative Republican 
president. 

Not that conservatives saw him that way. 
especially when the Nixon administration be- 


ANALYSIS 


WALTER R. MEARS 


gan requiring that federal construction con¬ 
tractors lake affirmative action to meet minor¬ 
ity hiring goals. That began in 1970. the year 
after he took office, and Nixon said conserva¬ 
tives considered it heresy. 

His Vietnam war policy was another matter. 
He was elected promising to end the war and 
win the peace - "I never said I had a plan, 
much less a secret plan," he wrote - but it took 
him four years to gain a tenuous settlement. 

Under Nixon policy, American troops were 
gradually withdrawn, the last of them leaving 
in March, 1973. while the administration tried 
to negotiate peace and kept up the air war, 
against North Vietnam and, secretly until it 
leaked, in Cambodia.. The anti-war protests 
were constant, sometimes at his White House 
doorstep. 

But that did not deter his opening to China, 
Red Chiria during two decades of enmity with¬ 
out contact., a policy the young Nixon em¬ 
braced in Congress as an ardent conservative 
foe of Communists. The new China policy was 
an undertaking no Democratic president 
could have risked. "This was the week that 
changed the world." he said after his break¬ 
through visit in February’, 1972; coincidental¬ 
ly, perhaps, just before the first primary votes 
of that presidential campaign year were being 
cast. 

He'd broken another mold at home, in Au¬ 
gust, 1971, imposing economic controls he 


said "left, even long time wage and price con¬ 
trol advocates breathless." In a time of infla¬ 
tion and economic uncertainty, he said, the 
move was politically nt jessary and popular in 
the short run. But he also wrote later that it 
was wrong for the long term. 

Congress endorsed those steps, but warred 
with Nixon over his refusal to spend appropri¬ 
ated funds he didn't deem necessary. That led 
to legislation that prevents presidents from 
spending funds as Congress decides. 

To rein Nixon. Congress also adopted the 
war powers resolution, over his veto, requir¬ 
ing congressional approval to keep American 
forces on missions abroad when they face 
combat or the imminent threat of it. 

The Congressional Budget Office was creat¬ 
ed in 1974. as Congress sought to strengthen 
its hand in dealing with presidents on that 
from. 

Two Ntxon-era housing programs, for com¬ 
munity development grants and rental assis¬ 
tance. have endured. Secretary of Housing 
Henry Cisneros calls them the two most effec¬ 
tive programs hrS’-ageacy operates. *-■. 

It is a mixed legacy, clouded now. like the 
rest of the Nixon story. by*the disgrace'of 
Watergate. Nixon said that in his later years, 
he had come to accept the scandal arid the 
resignation "simply as one major defeat in a 
career chat involved both victories and losses, 
both peaks and valleys.” 


The writer is vice president and columnist for 
The Associated Press. He has reported on 
'Washington and national politics for more than 
30 years . 


World homage to Nixon the statesman 


The LIN nuclear watchdog says 
it will only be able to find out 
whether any nuclear material is 
missing if it can check out the ra¬ 
dioactive history of Yongbyon's 
reactor core. 

.Western diplomats said North 
Korea had put a 10-day time limit 
on removing agency security seals 
on the reactor and starring refuell¬ 
ing. putting the agency under pres¬ 
sure of time, even though replac¬ 
ing the core could take up to six 
months. 

IAEA Director General Hans 
Biix will now have to make a quick 
decision on whether to go ahead 
wirh the mission within that time 
period, or to hold out until Pyong¬ 
yang accepts his inspection terms, 
one diplomatic source said. 


IN death, Richard Nixon's friends 
overseas were unstinting in their 
praise and his foes were charita¬ 
ble. Even in Vietnam, where Nix¬ 
on’s name still evokes hatred, 
there was no gloating. 

"May he rest in peace.’’ Foreign 
Ministry spokeswoman Ho The 
Lan said in a terse written 
statement. 

In China, the official Xinhua 
News Agency recalled Nixon's 
groundbreaking February 1972 
visit that began the rapproche¬ 
ment between the United States 
and China and hailed Nixon as "an 
old friend of the Chinese people." 

Nixon's contact wirh China was 
a bold move for a man who made 
his political name as a staunch 
anti-Communist and contributed 
to his reputation as an astute for¬ 
eign policy maker even as troubles 
piled up at home. 

Hong Kong government spokes¬ 
women Tammy Lam said. “Presi¬ 
dent Nixon will be remembered as 
the man who reestablished rela¬ 
tions between ibe United Slates 
and China in 1972. In Hong Kong. 


he will be remembered as the man 
who ended the trade and financial 
embargo on China." 

President Boris Yeltsin ap¬ 
plauded Nixon for his understand¬ 
ing of Russia. 

“I’m struck by the tragedy, 
struck by the fact that not just an 
extraordinary person has died, but 
also a major world politician," 
Yeltsin said in a statement. 

Yeltsin had refused to meet with 
Nixon during his 10-day trip to 
Russia last month because the for¬ 
mer president had met with some 
of Yeltsin’s bitterest enemies. 

India, whose relations with the 
United States reached an all-time 
low during Nixon's administra¬ 
tion, praised the former president 
for taking bold steps in interna¬ 
tional affairs. 

During Nixons time. India’s 
ties with the US fell apart, and the 
regional superpower allied itself 
with the Soviet Union. Nixon op¬ 
posed India's involvement in the 
civil war in which East Pakistan 
split from West Pakistan and be¬ 
came Bangladesh. 


“Although President’s Nixon’s 
term was marked by a certain con¬ 
troversy, he was well known in 
international affairs as having 
been courageous enough to take 
bold steps such as normalization of 
relations with China and steps to¬ 
wards East-Wesr detente." For¬ 
eign Ministry spokesman Shiv 
Shankar Mukherjee told The As¬ 
sociated Press. 

Sir Edward Heath, who was 
Britain’s prime minister in 1970- 
74, praised Nixon’s diplomatic 
skills. "He discussed policies with 
all those likely to be affected and 
took into account their views. 
Onbe never felt one had been 
stamped on or ignored," he told 
BBC radio. 

Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak 
Rabin, who was ambassador to the 


United States during Nixon’s pres¬ 
idency, praised bis support of Isra¬ 
el in the 1973 Yom Kippur War 
"in the face of the opposition of 
most of the world.” 

Japan's Prime Minister Mori- 
hiro Hosokawa expressed Japan's 
"deep sorrow" over Nixon’s death 
and lauded the achievements of 
Nixon’s policy of detente wirh ihe 
communist bloc. 

“Now that the Cold War is 
over...I cannot help but feel deep 
emotion again about the achieve¬ 
ment the late president made in 
the postwar international society," 
Hosokawa said in a written 
statement. 

He also said that the Japanese 
people feel "deeply indebted" to 
Nixon for engineering the return 
of US-occupied Okinawa Prefec¬ 
ture in 1972. (AP) 



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»*He was a very complicated man. 
One side of him was extreradj 
emotional and the disciplined, tine 
was perhaps to prevent the emeu 
tioual side from breaking ouI.’VL 
Richard Nixon’s secretary of stale.; 
Henry Kissinger. 


"He gave of himself with intelli¬ 
gence and devotion to duty and his 
country owes him a debt of grati¬ 
tude for tfut service." - President 
Clinton. 

“The difficulties he encountered 
in office may have diminished his,, 
preside n cy, but what should be re¬ 
membered are his many owstod- 
ing achievements both foreign Ml 
domestic." - Former President 
Bush. 


“There is no question that the 
legacy of this complicated and fas¬ 
cinating man will continue to guide 
the forces of democracy forever.** 
- Former President Reagan. 

“Dick Nixon was one of the fin¬ 
est. if not the finest, foreign policy 
presidents of this century." - For¬ 
mer President Ford. 


“As president, his foreign polio 
accomplishments laid important 
groundwork for efforts of the pres¬ 
idents who have succeeded him." - 
Former President Carter. 


**I think people never saw the 
gentle and the human and the gra¬ 
cious and the thoughtful side of 
Richard Nixon." - The Rev. Rflty 
Graham. 


Six presidents 
had strokes 


BEING president could be bad lor 
your neurological health, accord¬ 
ing to a University of Southern 
California researcher who has 
found that 14 percent - or six out 
of 42 - of US presidents have suf¬ 
fered from stroke cither during or 
after their tenure, including for¬ 
mer President Nixon. 

Dr. Shri K. Mishra. a USC pro¬ 
fessor of neurology and historian 
for the American Academy ot 
Neurology, had just completed a 
research paper on the incidence ox 
stroke among US presidents when 
Nixon was stricken Monday. He 
combed through histprica) docu¬ 
ments and books- toJmcL'that:... 

Two presidents - Warren G. 
Harding arwf’PfimWm D. Roose¬ 
velt - died of strokes while in of¬ 
fice. Thomas Jefferson, who suf¬ 
fered from diabetes and was 
plagued by episodes of memory 1 
loss, is believed to have died from 
a stroke. Woodrow Wilson experi¬ 
enced two strokes: the second one 
killed him. - - - 

The last president to suffer a 
stroke was Dwight D. Eisenhow¬ 
er, He recovered but was left with 
impaired speech. 

* (Los Angeles Times) 


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ICROSOFT Hebrew Ex¬ 
cel is the software giant’s 
Ltop-line spreadsheet pro- 
which is designed to run 
under the Hebrew version of 
Windows.- 

- Theprogram is intended to pro¬ 
vide a large number of features 
while preserving ease of use. 

. It. also employs the Windows 
user .interface to the utmost, pro¬ 
viding, such things as drag-and- 
;drop editing, which allows you to 
mpye : cells - the squares of the 
spreadsheet - around by dragging 
them with the mouse, and multi¬ 
ple configurable toolbars, a row of 
icon buttons which provide short¬ 
cuts for carrying out commands. 
/Excel comes in the usual large 
Microsoft box, with six diskettes 
and a large collection of manuals: 
r two ip Hebrew for the main pro- 
,grain, nod some others for various 
.auxiliary applications. 

; , There is also a reference manual 
for the very large number of for¬ 
mulas that the program provides. 
The manuals are good, on the 
.whole, with comprehensive 
indexes. 

. I have iny doubts as to whether 
■ anyone will actually sit and read 
such gargantuan tomes, however. 

Excel comes with a superb help 
■faolity, on a par with that provid¬ 
ed with Access. It can entirely re¬ 
place the manual in learning to use 
this, complex program. There is 
also a good introductory tutorial. 

There would not be enough 
room in three columns to describe 
all the features available in Excel. 
‘Getting to know such a program 
thoroughly is more or less a life¬ 
time's work, and even after using 
the program for several months I 
still feel as though I have only 
-scratched the surface. 

For regular spreadsheet work. 
Excel has an extremely conve¬ 
nient user interface. Every cell or 
grohp of cells may be moved or 
copied by dragging it with the 
mouse. Any formula which refer- 


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DANIEL BAUM 


ences this cell will change auto¬ 
matically to reference its new posi¬ 
tion. (This feature can be turned 
Off if necessary. - ! 

The AutofiU feature allows you 
to create a series of numbers sim¬ 
ply by providing enough data for 
the program to recognize the pat¬ 
tern. Define the range containing 
the sequence and drag the mouse 
on the corner of the box. For in¬ 
stance. if you provide the program 
with 1 . 2 . ii will automatically ex¬ 
tend it to 1.23.4.5. 

THE TOOLBAR facility has 
been extended almost ad absur- 
dum. You can open several prede¬ 
fined toolbars at once, as well ;u> 
remove or add icons from the 
large collection available. Each 
toolbar can be “tom off" from its 
usual position at the top of the 
screen: it then becomes a floating 
icon palette which remains above 
your spreadsheet and which may 
be positioned anywhere. I found 
that more than a couple of these 
toolbars made the screen - very 
clattered, even at very high reso¬ 
lutions, and that it was extremely 
difficult to remember what aJl the 
hundreds of icons are for. 

The basic element of an Excel 
document is the worksheet. This is 
an agglomerate of cells into which 
you can insert text, numbers and 
furmulae. Each cell has a refer¬ 
ence which differentiates it from 
all the others. This is a number/ 
letter combination like a4 or bl7. 
Dragging the mouse over the cells 
while holding down the first 
mouse button defines a range of 
cells. A range is usually referred 
to as ai:b7 or whatever, but may 
also be given a name. Two default 
range names, “database" and 
“criteria.” are used in dara-pro- 
cessing work. 


The worksheet window can be 
split into up to four panes, both 
horizontally and vertically, and 
each one may be edited 
separately. 

Excel lias comprehensive chart¬ 
ing capabilities; basically a 
souped-up version of the stand¬ 
alone charting application provid¬ 
ed with Word and Access. 

Charts and worksheets can be 
combined into a "workbook." 
Each element of the workbook 
may by opened in its own window, 
and the charts are automatically 
updated as you change the data in 
the worksheet. A worksheet also 
provides a kind of index screen so 
you can choose which elements to 
open. Each chart and worksheet 
in a workbook may be given a long 
identifying name, as opposed to a 
file name. 

Excel is an extraordinarily fea¬ 
ture-rich program, and I have only 
scratched the surface, f think any¬ 
one undertaking to leam the pro¬ 
gram will adopt just the features 
which are relevant to whatever 
work he or she is doing. 

Whoever does use the program 
fully will find the rewards of a 
thorough knowledge of this titan, 
justify’ the effort expended in 
learning it. 

One final point: The Hebrew 
Excel is equivalent to version 4 of 
the US version. In the US, Micro¬ 
soft has now released a version 5, 
which is not expected to be re¬ 
leased here in Hebrew for a few 
months. 

Similarly, the local version of 
Word is 2.0c. while the latest En¬ 
glish-only version is version 6 - 
Microsoft skipped the intermedi¬ 
ate numbers. 

While Microsoft has changed 
the Hebrew software market be¬ 
yond recognition by releasing lo¬ 
calized versions of their flagship 
programs, the penalty we still pay 
for writing in the wrong direction 
is a longer development time for 
new versions. 



of the elderly against tetanus is neglected, according to ‘Harefuah.’ iDebbi Cooperi 


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: Elderly need a boost to avoid tetanus 


T HE elderly come last in the 
health authorities' priorities 
regarding the danger of 
; tetanus. 

> A 9]-year-old woman who suf- 
; fexed an accident at home and in- 
■ jured her ankle was recently diag- 
i nosed in- W'olfson Hospital with 
! tetanus. 

: The case, reported in Harefxtah . 
' ended happily. as quick identifica- 
Ition by the Holon doctors of the 
j cause of her stiff neck and breath- 
jing -problems led to immediate 
treatment, and she survived. 

; Dzs. J. Waysbort. H. Fuhrer. 
jA. ; Qirsh-Solomonovich and M. 
[Adler-of the hospital's internal 
[medicine department note that 
i thejionagenarian had never been 
! given ap antitetanus shot before. 
I and/that the booster she received 
1 in-the emergency room after her 
! injury was not enough to protect 
{her from the often-fatal disease. 

! "In Israel, booster shots for tet- 
;anus are given in the army, but 
. immunization of the elderly popu¬ 
lation is neglected.” the authors 

; Any elderly person who seeks 
> medical care for an injury should 
I be asked whether he or she has 
bad an antireranus shot in the last 
.fiye toseven years; if the answer is 
' negative, or unclear, the patient 
.shouJdjbe immunized and also giv- 
«eu immunoglobin for additional 
1 passive immunity. 

! Because of the danger of sensi- 
!hvity n>: immunoglobin in some 
people, the authors recommend 
that it bergiven only to old people 
: who immigrated in recent years 
[from countries where antitetanus 
jshots are not given routinely. 


: the eyes have it 

Residents of the north, boo 1 
;Jews and Arabs, were last month 
[presented with, a unique gift: a 
4 j mobile eye clinic that will visit out- 
* [tying settlements with the aim of 
[Preventing and treating blindness. 
; T& jProject^‘ Outreach Mobile 
:Eye Clinic is the gift of Proi ecT 
•Vision USA, founded by US oph- 


HEALTH SCAN 


POST HEALTH REPORTER 


thalmologi&t Dr.-Steve Kutner in 
1991. The fully equipped Fiat van. 
which costs- tens of thousands of 
dollars, can carry several eye doc¬ 
tors, nurses and technicians, all of 
them staffers of Kupat Holim 
Clalit. 

Residents who never get to an 
ophthalmologist will be tested for 
cataracts, symptoms of glaucoma 
and other eye diseases. The staff 
hopes to see at least 1.000 patients 
a month. 

Retired schoolteacher Eliezer 
Ben-Leib. 78. was among the first 
patients in the van. A resident of- 
Atlit since his emigration from 
Kiev three years ago. the nearly 
blind immigrant was diagnosed as 
haring cataracts in both eyes and 
glaucoma in his right eye. He will 
be sent to Haifa’s Linn Clinic in 
the next few weeks for simple out¬ 
patient surgery’ that will restore his 
vision. 

The ceremony, attended by 
Kutner and Deputy Health Minis¬ 
ter MK Nawaf Massalha. took 
place at Kafr Rama in central 
Galilee. 

One of the van's first slops was 
at Kibbutz Beit Oren. home to 71 
Bosnian Moslem refugees. 


LOVE your broccoli 

Eat your broccoli, as your 
mother’always fold you. Johns 
Hopkins University medical re¬ 
searchers have confirmed that the 
green vegetable contains sub¬ 
stances that can block or slow for¬ 
mation of breast tumors in rats by 
promoting anti-eancer enzvmes. 

In a studv in the Proceedings of 
the National Academy of Sciences. 
the scientists said that doses of 
compounds that are found in broc¬ 
coli and in some other vegetables 
ororided cancer protection for a 
Loup of rats that had been ex¬ 
posed to powerful cancer-causing 
chemicals- 


Dr. Paul Talalay. who helped 
write the study, said that sulfora- 
phune and some related com¬ 
pounds are apparently able to am¬ 
plify the body’s defenses against 
chemicals that can cause cancer. 

The team exposed 145 rats to a 
powerful cancer-causing chemical 
called DMBA; 25 were used as 
controls and received no treat¬ 
ment, while the rest were fed vari¬ 
ous doses of sulforaphane and oth¬ 
er synthetic forms of compounds 
found in vegetables. 

Fifty days later. 68 percent of 
the control rats had developed 
mammary tumors, compared with 
only 26 percent of those who were 
fed high doses of sulforaphane; 
oiher related compounds were 
somewhat less effective. 

Talalay stressed that while the 
results are “quite dramatic.” broc¬ 
coli seems to work only as a cancer 
preventer and has no effect on 
existing tumors. 

INDIRECT ACCESS 
TO ABSCESS 

An abscess was removed from 
the brain stem of a 38-year-old 
woman from a village in Galilee's 
Triangle recently. It was done not 
by major surgery, but by laparos¬ 
copy through her nose with only a 
local anesthetic. 

The unusual surgery, per¬ 
formed in the ear-nose-and-throat 
department at Beilinson Hospital 
in Petah Tikva. cured the woman, 
who had been suffering for two 
years from severe headaches. 
Treatment was delayed because 
major surgery on the base of the 
brain is risky. 

Dr. Eitan Yaniv, who heads the 
department, recommended using 
the new technique, in which an 
endoscope with a tiny video cam¬ 
era on the end is inserted through 
the nostrils. 

The donors watched as the en¬ 
doscope proceeded through her si¬ 
nuses to the brainstem. The oper¬ 
ation required not a single stitch, 
but was successful. The woman's 
headaches are gone. 





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Amazing chip turns a 
PC into... you name it 


NEW WORLDS 


JUDY SEGEL-fTZKOVICH 


A computer control board 
the size of a credit card, 
inserted into a personal 
computer, turns the PC into a fax 
machine, data modem and audio 
communications center, and also 
collects voice mail. 

The chip that makes this possi¬ 
ble was developed for National 
Semiconductor at its planning cen¬ 
ter in Herzliya. 

The Windows-compatible con¬ 
trol board contains the amazing 
PC 87334VJG chip, the first to use 
an infrared communications pro¬ 
tocol that allows wireless commu¬ 
nications between the computer 
and the various connected parts of 
the system, such as the keyboard. 

National Sem : conductor collab¬ 
orated with the Picopower compa¬ 
ny, which specializes in producing 
chips with low power use. The 
chip works at 3.3 volts; it can also 
work for more than eight houre on 
battery power alone. 

The company says the new chip 
will allow engineers to plan the 
next generation of handheld com¬ 
puters and “digital personal 
assistants.” 

The control board can function 
on a single phone line. Incoming 
calls are automatically switched 
between fax, voice mail and mo¬ 
dem without the user having to 
intervene. Because it comes with 
its own microprocessor, it can be 
used while working on a different 
program without any loss of PC 
performance. 

In addition to serving as an an¬ 
swering machine by recording 
voices into electronic mail boxes, 
the control board allows the at¬ 
taching of a voice memo to a writ¬ 
ten document. Voice memos can 
also be sent over the phone line to 
another PC. 

MINI WORDPROCESSOR 
IS ALSO FAX AND MODEM 
An Israeli-developed, handheld 
computer weighing only 600 
grams which can be connected to 
any telephone for use as a fax or 
modem is now being marketed by 
Top Technologies in Tel Aviv. * 
The TC-4 Targumon computer, 
sold at NIS 1.900, can do word 
processing in Hebrew. English. 
Arabic, Russian, Spanish and 
Turkish. Without the modem, it 
costs only NIS 1300- 
In addition, special chips can be 
added to provide electronic dictio¬ 
naries in Hebrew-English-He- 
brew. Arabic-English-French-Ar¬ 
abic, Russian-Hebrew, Russian- 
English, Spanish-Hebrew, 
Spanish-English, and other lan¬ 
guages.-The computer also has a 
Lotus-compatible electronic 
spreadsheet included, as well as 
cables for downloading informa¬ 
tion into a larger personal comput¬ 
er. 

PAPAL LIBRARY 
TO BE DIGITIZED 
The 500-year-old Vatican li¬ 
brary. which contains some of the 
world's rarest books and antique 
manuscripts, is being partially dig¬ 
itized and may eventually be put 
on line for access via computer 
modem. 

Tie pilot project will use com¬ 
puter scanning technology, store 
the computer images and possibly 
pave the way for scholars to gain 
access to the works through on¬ 
line systems, according to IBM, 
which made the announcement re¬ 
cently. 

“The excitement of this project 
lies in the possibility of having a 
volume only available at the Vati¬ 
can Library made accessible elec¬ 
tronically on scholars' work¬ 
stations in a university or 
classroom thousands of miles 
away.” said the prefect of the Vat¬ 
ican Library. 

Founded in the mid-1400s by 
Pope Nicholas V, the library com¬ 



prises 150,000 manuscripts, and.a 
million books, including S.000 
books published during the first 50 
years of the printing press. 

Among the numerous treasures 
are a manuscript of Ptolemy's Ge¬ 
ography. a beautifully illustrated 
copy of Dante's Divine Comedy 
and the four oldest surviving 
manuscripts of Virgil’s poems. 
Many rare Jewish texts are also 
held there. 

But because of limited staff and 
space, and potential damage 
caused by page turning, access to 
the library has been severely re¬ 
stricted over the years. 

In the pilot project, digital im¬ 
ages of selected volumes, manu¬ 
scripts and artworks will be creat¬ 
ed. These can then be stored on 
CD-ROM discs in realistic colors. 

COMPUTER VOICE 
ANSWERS QUESTIONS 
The Euronet-Kavei Zahav com¬ 
pany has won a tender to provide 
round-the-clock computerized 
voice information about setting up 
businesses, exports, research and 
development and investments. 
The project, called Teleizmiha. 
has been initiated by ihe Ministry 
of Industry and Trade 
Users may receive the informa¬ 
tion either orally, or by fax or 
mail, as they choose. Euronet-Ka- 
vei Zahav will automatically pre¬ 
pare a list for the ministry of all 
the individuals who have ex¬ 
pressed interest in such informa¬ 
tion. The company has already es¬ 
tablished computerized voice 
information projects for Tnuva. 
Teva, Osem. the Society for the 
Protection of Nature, the Rishon 
Lezion Municipality and other 
bodies. 

BRAILLE WARNING LABELS 
There are books in braille, but 
not warnings for the blind about 
dangerous substances. Now the 
local label-manufacturing compa¬ 
ny Tadbik has decided, in cooper¬ 
ation with associations for the vi¬ 
sually handicapped, to produce 
not only braille labels, but explan- 


Computers 
help students 
put English 
in context 

JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH 


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control board turns a PC into a fax, modem, voice mail and 


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atory texts too. The labels will ini¬ 
tially appear on office equipment 
containing toxic substances.that is 
commonly used by the blind. 

The first braille labels are being 
made for the Pan-Et company, 
which makes ink markers for sale 
in Europe; there, laws already re¬ 
quire braille labels on packages of 
toxic substances. 

Tadbik manager Eli Lieberman 
says that conventional labels on 
toxic substances lack raised letters 
for warning the blind. But they 
can easily be printed on a trans¬ 
parent tape over existing warn¬ 
ings. so that both the sighted and 
the blind can read them. 

Tadbik. with 138 employees, is 
the largest producer and exporter 
of labels in Israel, with sales of 
NIS 40 million a year. 

PLUGGED-IN VIDEO TIME 

Nearly everyone has a video. 
But few people know how to fol¬ 
low a series of button-pushing in¬ 
structions on how to set the digital 
dock - and so they have 12:00 
continually flashing on their video 
dock. 

Now the Sony Corporation and 
the Corporation for Public Broad¬ 
casting in the US are offering 
some relief. American viewers 
will automatically get the correct 
time on their video dock, even 
without setting it. 

This month, public TV stations 
there will begin broadcasting time 
signals as part of their regular pro¬ 
gramming. Two new video models 
made by Sony can monitor the 
signals whenever they are plugged 
in or turned off and automatically 
set their docks. 

Viewers won't even have to 
switch to a public TV station; it 
will be programmed automatical¬ 
ly. even if they are watching some¬ 
thing else. It will also be a boon to 
those who forget to change their 
video clock when summer or win¬ 
ter time begins. Sony says it isn’t 
keeping the technology to itself; it 
is available to all other VCR mak¬ 
ers. as well as broadcasters. 


N Education Ministry plan 
to install at least two per¬ 
sonal computers in each 
classroom - one for the teacher 
and the other for the use of pupils 
- will give a boost to educational 
software. 

Ministry director-general Dr. 
Shimshon Shoshani said ut a re¬ 
cent computer conference in Tel 
Aviv that the government has allo¬ 
cated “hundreds of millions of 
shekels” for computerization of 
education, and it would be an "un¬ 
fortunate missed opportunity” if 
plans are not implemented dt'ring 
the next few years. 

One software company, encour¬ 
aged by the ministry's impetus in 
computerization of the schools, is 
Linguatech. which has developed 
programs for teaching English as a 
foreign language on the high- 
school level. 

Established in Rehovot and 
now relocated to Jerusalem's 
Baka neighborhood (POB 10577. 
Jerusalem. Tel. 02-734056). Lin- 
guaiech was established a few 
years ago by Laurin Lewis. 

The software's language-teach¬ 
ing method is intensive, individ¬ 
ually paced, interactive and based 
on the works of Dr. L.A. Hill, a 
76-year-old Briton who is proba¬ 
bly the world's best-known writer 
of books for English learners. 

Hill has produced I5U volumes, 
many of them published by the 
Oxford University Press. 

Lewis, who immigrated from 
California in 1984. turned Hill's 
books into booklets and diskettes. 
They come complete with 250 il¬ 
lustrations that help the user select 
correct words to fill into the 
blanks of the text. 

The original English program 
Words in Context has now been 
adapted to teach English to Ara¬ 
bic- and Russian-speaking pupils. 
French and Spanish versions are 
on the way. 

Lewis says he'd be happy to 
translate the program into Am- 
haric for Ethiopian immigrants 
but would need a subsidy to carry 
it out. as the market is too small. 

The software has been been ap¬ 
proved by the Education Minis¬ 
try's Center for Educational Tech¬ 
nology in Htilon and is now being 
used in scores of high schools 
around the country. 

The Hebrew University has also 
purchased it for its language lab¬ 
oratory, where it is used-in the 
• puaiacademic program. • 

When used in schools (in this 
case, it comes without phonetic 
pronunciation), the software costs 
NIS 45 to NIS 59 per copy, de¬ 
pending on how many pupils will 
use it; when bought for home use. 
it sells for NIS 69. 

Because the original text is Brit¬ 
ish, Lewis had to adapt the culture 
and language to suit Israelis. 

Lewis notes that English words, 
especially the difficult, abstract 
terms encountered on a high- 
school or college level, are best 
remembered if they are learned in 
a meaningful context. 

Memorizing Tnglish-Hebrew 
dictionaries is common among 
some college applicants, but not 
very successful as long-term assis¬ 
tance in learning the language and 
coping with college texts. 

Anyone who goes through the 
program in one of its language 
versions is introduced to 3.51)0 En¬ 
glish words. 

At the end of each session, a 
record of the user's work is saved 
on an individual data diskette, 
where it can be retrieved later by 
the teacher. 

The user can also interrupt his 
lesson and save his word for con¬ 
tinuing later where he left off. 

Teachers can produce and print 
quizzes using Linguatech's Word- 
bag program without having tech¬ 
nical knowledge of computers. 






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OPINION 


Sunday, April 24, 1994 The Jerusalem Post 


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Dismantling settlements 


I NCOMPREHENSIBLY, ihe opposition 
pounced with great glee on Prime Minister 
Yitzhak Rabin's announcement that he 
would be willing "to dismantle settlements for 
peace." It may be the first time that Rabin 
spelled out this readiness so bluntly, but the 
announcement is hardly a departure from 
what he and senior members of his cabinet 
have been saying ever since the Labor-Meretz 
coalition came to power. 

The concept of "land for peace" is a funda¬ 
mental component of the Labor platform, and 
it would be impossible to imagine the relin¬ 
quishment of meaningful parts of the land, 
particularly in rhe Golan, without abandoning 
some settlements. Nor is it thinkable that the 
residents ot these settlements would want to 
stay in their homes and live under a dictatorial 
Arab regime, even in the unlikely event that 
Syria would permit it. 

Rabin is also justified in noting the prece¬ 
dent for swapping land for peace and disman¬ 
tling settlements was set by the Likud govern¬ 
ment under Menachem Begin. And while it is 
true that Judea. Samaria. Gaza, and the Go¬ 
lan are more generally perceived as part of the 
Land of Israel than the Sinai Desert, the 
distinction is lost on people craving peace. 

Clearly. Rabin and his ministers believe 
that if they can convince the nation that peace 
with the Palestinian Arabs and the Syrians is 
possible, they can also sell the idea that the 
price - withdrawal (with minor adjustments! 
from Gaza. Judea, Samaria, the Golan, and 


South Lebanon, and the evacuation of virtual' 
[y all the towns and villages in these areas - is 
not exorbitant. 

The first salvos in this campaign were fired 
even before the 1992 Knesset elections. Rabin 
then differentiated between “political” settle¬ 
ments, which he felt were dispensable, and 
"security" settlements, which were not. The 
dropping of the differentiation between the 
two kinds - an irrational division to begin with 
- was just a matter of time. 

There are. of course, many who consider 
any abandonment of settlements a heresy, a 
betrayal of Zionist principles, and the begin¬ 
ning of the end of the Zionist enterprise. But 
it is doubtful that such apocalyptic views are 
shared by the majority. Most Israelis are 
probably willing to trade even the forced 
transfer of 130.000 residents from the territo¬ 
ries in exchange for peace and prosperity. 
Provided, that Is. they are sure such a trade 
would actually work. 

That is why those who do not believe the 
relinquishment of land and settlements can 
bring peace must persuade the nation some¬ 
thing other than Labor is reneging on cam¬ 
paign promises. Such betrayals of party plat¬ 
forms are so common that they are almost 
taken for granted. The nation must be per¬ 
suaded that the government's hopes for peace 
within the 1949 boundaries are unfounded, 
and that a withdrawal to these lines is far more 
likely to lead to war than to a peaceful and 
prosperous "new Middle East.” 


Terrorism after withdrawal 


P ERHAPS the most disturbing aspect of 
the stabbing of Sigal Sofer in Gush Katif 
and shooting of a soldier in Nablus yes¬ 
terday and the fatal stabbing of 2nd Lt. Sha- 
har Simani on Thursday is that such incidents 
have become so commonplace they no longer 
shock. It is now taken for granted even by the 
most oprimistic advocates of the agreement 
with the PLO that terrorist acts will not cease 
after the consummation of the "Gaza and 
Jericho first" phase of the agreement. ' • , 
Nor can anyone say that Israel has noVbeen 
warned. Repeatedly’ the military arms of the 
Islamic groups and of PLO factions, including 
Fatah, warn that the armed struggle will con¬ 
tinue as long as there is an Israeli presence in 
the "occupied territories." What the PLO will 
try to prove once the army withdraws from 
Gaza and Jericho is that law and order will 
reign in areas under Palestinian control. The 
rest of the territories 3nd Green Line Israel 
are - they say - Israel's responsibility. Essen¬ 
tially. the puipose of the Fatah-Hamas agree¬ 
ment. concluded in Gaza and most likely soon 
to be in effect in Judea and Samaria, is to 
prepare for this new situation. 

The PLO is counting on Israel to accept this 
partitioning of the country into terrorism-free 
self-rule areas and free-fire zones. Prime Min¬ 
ister Yitzhak Rabin himself has said that the 
real test of Fatah's ability to control violence 


can only come when it is in charge in Gaza and 
Jericho, and has a large police force with 
which to enforce its will. But the police force 
will only function in areas where Israeli tar¬ 
gets will* anyway no longer be available, not in 
the rest of the country. In rationalizing contin¬ 
ued terrorist activities in Judea. Samaria, and 
Green Line Israel. Fatah leaders will be able 
to cite Rabin. 

But such rationalization is nothing short of 
farcical. The Fatah Hawks in Nablus and 
Jenin cannot operate without the financial, 
logistic, and ideological support “of their lead¬ 
ers in Gaza; nor can Izzadin Kassam units of 
Hamas in Judea and Samaria function without 
instructions from the organization’s leader¬ 
ship in areas which will be under Yasser Ara¬ 
fat's comroJ. 

Will the government accept the fiction that 
units outside Fatah jurisdiction are truly "in¬ 
dependent" and cannot be controlled by the 
self-rule authorities and the Palestinian po¬ 
lice? Jerusalem's willingness to accept similar 
stories - that the PLO in Tunis has no control 
over local Fatah Hawks, for example - does 
not bode well, Nor does the government's 
thunderous silence in response to the an¬ 
nouncement of a Fatah-Hamas pact over the 
weekend. Only a week ago. Rabin warned 
that such a pact would render the Oslo agree¬ 
ment null and void. 


LETTERS TO THE EDITOR 


PREACHER JESSE 


Sir. - Preacher Jesse Jackson's 
greatest imposture is his pretenst 
to defend the rights and interests 
of Black people. 

A Post editorial pointed to the 
narcotics smuggled from Syria that 
find their way to young Black 
Americans. Let us consider anoth¬ 
er example, one that also has im¬ 
plications for Israel. The Black 
people of Southern Sudan have 
been in revolt against the Arab- 
Isiamic governments of Sudan 
since 1955 when the British colo¬ 
nial power announced their plan to 
grant the country independence 
under Arab rule. Mass murder has 
been one of the government’s tac¬ 
tics in this long war. As of 1972, 
one and a half million Blacks had 
died in the war (,Vew Columbia 


Encyclopedia. 1975 j. The killing, 
direct and indirect (through star¬ 
vation). still goes on. One day in 
Sudan is worse than a month in 
Bosnia. 

Yet Preacher Jesse has never 
deigned to protest this injustice 
against Black people, to march, to 
hold a vigil, or even to send a letter 
on the issue, as far as the public 
knows. Instead he comes to Judea 
to celebrate with the PLO and Ha¬ 
mas whose leaders cooperate 
closely with the butcher regime of 
Sudan. Perhaps Jackson will yet 
repent of his cavalier neglect of his 
fellow Blacks. But it does not 
seem likely. 

E.A. GREEN 

Jerusalem. 


THE SIRKIN FAMILY 


Sir. -1 refer to the picture of the 
Sirkin family, father, mother and 
son. which you published on April 
6 and the caption of which depict¬ 
ed these immigrants as sleeping in 
a car after having been evicted 
from the Marina Hotel in Tel Aviv 
and even warning to return to 
Ukraine. 

This family immigrated to Israel 
in November 1990 and were 
lodged in the Marina Hotel in mid- 
February 1991. In rhe framework 
of the Absorption Ministry’s ef¬ 
forts to vacate h-jtels and in view 
of the fact that this family is not 
considered as weak and therefore 
not entitled to public housing, they 
were informed on February 13 of 
this year that they had to look for a 
rental fiat on the private market 
(of course with government aid) or 
buy a flat with the help of a mort¬ 
gage, as many other immigrants 
have done. 

However, since alternative 
housing solutions were not found 
for all the remaining residents of 
the Marina Hotel prior to the tar¬ 
get dale for its evacuation and 


since the policy of the Ministry of 
Absorption requires that no one 
have to leave his lodgings without 
having an alternative solution, the 
Marina Hotel was not evacuated 
on the planned date. However, the 
Sirkin family chose to leave the 
hotel before the arrangement was 
reached with the hoief io prolong 
its occupancy temporarily. 

As soon as we learned that the 
Sirkin family had remained with¬ 
out a roof over its head, our em¬ 
ployees located them to offer them 
an immediate solution to then- 
housing problem. We even ex¬ 
plained to them that because their 
son is a school pupil and even 
though they are not entitled to res¬ 
idence in a hotel, they were being 
given the possibility of free resi¬ 
dence at another hotel in Tel Aviv 
until ihe end of the school year. 
Up to this writing, the family have 
refused this solution. 

AMNON BEERI. 

Assistant to the Spokeswoman, 
Ministry of Absorption 

Jerusalem. 


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The bear is back again 


B ACK in the bad old days, 
the American media had 
only negative things to say 
about the Soviet Union. Not that 
there was really much information 
offered, but whatever it was, it 
was all negative. In TV reports, 
even the skies over Moscow were 
always gray. 

Now. of course, things have 
changed. Americans get a far 
greater quantity and variety of in¬ 
formation concerning Russia. But 
considering how many US news 
bureaus are stationed there, it is 
still amazing to see what is missed. 
For example, no note has been 
made - at least in any of the main¬ 
stream media - of what I think is a 
truly significant event. 

On March 4. the influential Ne- 
zavisimaya Giizeta (Independent 
Newspaper) published the results 
of a monthly poll, conducted by 
the highly ' regarded Moscow- 
based Vox Populi Public Opinion 
Research Institute. The poll, 
"Russia's 100 Leading Politi¬ 
cians." is considered by both the 
establishment and the public to be 
an accurate reflection of a politi¬ 
cian’s rating. The latest results 
were a shocker. _ 

For the first rime in more than a 
year. President Boris Yeltsin 
slipped from first place to second. 
Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyr¬ 
din took over the top spot. Acting 
quickly to heal whatever wound 
this news might have dealt to Yelt¬ 
sin's ego. Chernomyrdin chastised 
the media for "sensationalizing 
meaningless political ratings" - 
something he hardly would have 
done had he indeed considered 
those ratings meaningless. 

But there was more. 

Vitaly Churkin, deputy minister 
of foreign affairs, a key player in 
putting the Bosnian Serbs in sync 
with the NATO-energized peace 
process, saw his standings in the 
poll catapulted from a tie for 99ch 
place, in January. to a tie for 18th. 

Third place went to Moscow 
Mayor Yuri Luzhkov, a name unfa¬ 
miliar to most Russia-watchers 


VLADIMIR POZNER 


(but then, it took most of them a 
long time to pay any attention to 
Vladimir Zhirinovsky). 

Meanwhile, America's darling, 
reformist Yegor Gaidar, slipped 
from third place to ninth. 
Chernomyrdin. Churkin and 

Russia offered the 
West a window of 
opportunity. The 
West slammed 
it shut 


Luzhkov have all demonstrated 
that, first, they firmly believe in 
Russia’s inherent greatness and will 
stand up for its interests both ia the 
“near abroad" (the former repub¬ 
lics) and elsewhere: and. second, 
that they have faith in Russia’s abil¬ 
ity to solve its problems. Most im¬ 
portant, this troika has never hid-' 
den its distaste for Western recipes, 
economic or political: • ■ 

IN A country not accustomed to 
polling, nor involved in the game- 
playing that becomes inevitable 
when polling becomes at least as 
much of a political instrument as a 
method of gauging attitudes, the 
results of a monthly poll that has 
been consistent for more than a 
year and suddenly undergoes dra¬ 
matic change should be taken seri¬ 
ously. 

Between the end of the Gorba¬ 
chev years and the summer of 1993, 
Russia offered the West a unique 
window of opportunity. 

The country was at a crossroads. 
Disenchanted and disillusioned 
with their past, the people were 
prepared to accept a radically dif¬ 
ferent future. A George Marshall 
would have been quick to capitalize 


on this. He would have mapped out 
a strategic plan to channel funds 
and investments to pressure points 
in Russia. This time. America 
would not have to go ir alone, as 
after World War II in Europe, but 
oould work with its European and 
Japanese allies. The results would 
have been spectacular. 

Alas, there was no George Mar¬ 
shall. In fact, there never existed 
any coherent policy, let alone grand 
strategy, toward post-Soviet Rus¬ 
sia. Instead, there persists the per¬ 
nicious and arrogant view that 
America won - and Russia lost - 
the Cold War. and therefore Russia 
should be treated as a defeated foe. 
A foe thar must please America if it 
expects to be rewarded. 

In Russia, a country that was not 
defeated and whose people never 
considered themselves vanquished, 
this policy has fed anti-American 
sentiment, set people against re¬ 
formists seen as being pro-Western 
and slammed shut that window of 
opportunity. 

It has brought to the forefront 
politicians who stand for a strong, 
proud Russia that marches to its 
own.drummer. ... ... 

They are neither Zhirinovsky- 
like uftranationa&ts nor Commu¬ 
nist Party ideologues: They are con¬ 
servative pragmatists who will 
pursue Russia’s interests, and they 
are here to stay. 

Not tong ago, I attended a news 
conference in Washington. Ad¬ 
dressing the audience on the issue 
of Russian-US relations, one of the 
most knowledgeable journalists in 
that area, Martin Walker of the 
Manchester Guardian, said: “The 
time when Russia agreed to play 
pet poodle to George Bush and Bill 
Clinton is gone for good." He 
didn't say the bear was back, but I 
think the poll no one here has paid 
attention to says just that. 

The writer, a journalist in the 
former Soviet Union, co-hosts 
talks shows that appear in the US 
and in Moscow. 

(Los Angeles Times) 


MIA’S 

Sir. - On April 4. ITV Channel 
1 presented Popolitika. A guest on 
this program was MK Ephraim 
Sneh, who participated in a discus¬ 
sion on MiAs. 

Mr. Sneh centered his com¬ 
ments on Ron Arad only, men¬ 
tioning him three times in the 
course of the program. I would 
like to remind Mr. Sneh that there 
are three more MiAs. missing 
since the Lebanon war - in the 
battle at Sultan Yacoub. They are 
Zecharia Baumel, Yehuda Katz 
and Zvi Feldman. 

Ron Arad has his place in the 
■hearts and minds of us ail, not only 
of Mr. Sneh. But we cannot forget 
that, for every MiA, ihere is a 
name, parents and family who still 
miss them and we must remember 
each and every one. 

Rll’KA EDEN 

Tel Aviv. 

WHY NOT HEBREW?, 

Sir. -1 refer to the Fifth Interna¬ 
tional Conference of Jewish Me¬ 
dia. which was recently held in 
Jerusalem. 

1 cannot understand why the 
chosen language for it was En¬ 
glish. I know that everything with 
the "international" label is con¬ 
ducted in English, But many of the 
journalists gathered in Jerusalem. 
out Eternal Capital, spoke other 
languages and had to listen to a 
translation, the same as if the con¬ 
ference had been held in Hebrew. 
For the Jewish visitor to Israel it 
would have been thrilling to have 
had the conference in Hebrew. I 
believe it would have been appro¬ 
priate for every Israeli to express 
himself in Hebrew. That might 
also have encouraged many for¬ 
eign Jewish journalists to leant 
that language. 

RUTH A. PERCOWICZ 
Buenos Aires. 


The fig-leaf of democracy 


W HEN Russian officials 
visit Israel, they like to 
express their love of 
Jews and their admiration for Jew¬ 
ish culture and history. But their 
actions back home belie these no¬ 
ble sentiments. 

For example, at the end of 1993. 
a "scholarly" volume entitled Po- 
Utology was put out by the Mos¬ 
cow Commercial University. This 
serious publication included a 
lengthy article on Zionism, de¬ 
scribed as bourgeois nationalism 
and racism, which said that "Zion¬ 
ism. like any nationalism, doesn't 
solve the national problem, but 
sharpens it." 

This theory was put into prac¬ 
tice on the eve of Pessah this year. 

The following was posted on 
the streets of St. Petersburg: "The 
BRK. company seeks healthy 
young men aged 20 to 35 for spe¬ 
cial training in crushing Jews and 
rich businessmen. Candidates 
must produce a certificate of 
health and be at least 170 cm tall. 
Applications can be submitted to 
the V.I. Lenin Komsomol Cultur¬ 
al Center from 18:00 to 20:00." 

First, the applicants will be 
trained. Then they will enjoy a 
profitable, if temporary, job: 
crushing Jews and rich 
businessmen. 

On April 8. "An open letter to 
the President of the Russian Fed¬ 
eration B. Yeltsin" was published 
in Moscow's Nezavisimaya Gszeta 
(Independent Newspaper). 

The author. Gleb Yakunin, a 
deputy of the State Duma and a 
priest, complains that on March 
22. the newspaper Soviet Russia 
devoted its "Orthodox Russ” sup¬ 
plement to preaching antisemitism 
and national discord. This was 
done with the blessing of the met¬ 
ropolitan of St. Petersburg. Jo¬ 
hann. the highest spiritual leader 
of the Russian Orthodox Church. 

The metropolitan himself con¬ 
tributed an article to the supple- 


ANATOLY MOSTOSLAVSKY 


ment entitled "Creators of cata¬ 
clysm." Of course it is about us, 
the Jews. The article is full of Fab¬ 
rications about Judaism, giving 
dogmatic grounds for antisemi¬ 
tism and calling for antisemitic 
aggression. 

The metropolitan asserts that 
"the spiritual source of the two 

In Russia, 
a company ‘seeks 
men aged 20t35 
for training in 
crushing Jews and 
rich businessmen’ 


sides is diametrically opposed and 
irreconcilable." that "Judaism has 
no positive religious content" and 
“militant anti-Christianity'’ be¬ 
came the basis of Judaism. 

IN HIS open letter, Gleb Yakunin 
concludes that “the Metropolitan 
Johann has introduced into civil 
society a forced division based on 
religion." This is in violation of 
Article 74 of the. Criminal Code 
which prohibits "stimulation of 
national and religious hostility and 
discord." 

It must be said that the metro¬ 
politan’s deep theoretical discov¬ 
eries were not made in vain. Jo¬ 
hann's call was heard by his 
faithful followers. On April 4 in 
St. Petersburg, 160 graves were 
desecrated in the Jewish ceme¬ 
tery. On some of them, the monu¬ 
ments were smashed to pieces. 

The vice president of B’nai 
B’rith in St. Petersburg, Ya’acov 
Zuckerman, said: “I am not sur¬ 


prised by what happened. Unfor¬ 
tunately. some of my countrymen 
have turned out toVe anti Semites. 
At least the fact that antisemitic 
literature is freely sold at the 
Nevskii Boulevard doesn’t come 
as a surprise any more." 

St. Petersburg is becoming the 
center of the fascist movement in 
Russia. This alarms all honest peo¬ 
ple. It alarms progressives in Russia 
and in many civilized countries. 

But officialdom maintains a 
stony silence. So does Yeltsin - just 
like Mikhail Gorbachev when he 
was in office. 

Naturally, democracy is democ¬ 
racy. Is it worth paying attention to 
all sorts of Jewish problems, when 
there are more pressing concerns? 

Maybe Yeltsin and his circle 
were impressed by die success of 
Saddam Hussein's old friend Vladi¬ 
mir Zhirinovsky, who was able to 
gamer a considerable number of 
vores in the recent elections to the 
State Duma. Or can Yeltsin's si¬ 
lence be explained by the sudden 
zigzags of Russian diplomacy? 

While Yeltsin keeps silent, the 
foreign minister, Kozirev, acts. Syr¬ 
ia intends to buy Russian rockets 
and the latest battle planes. How 
can you refuse an old friend? Espe¬ 
cially when that friend is promising 
$500 million in cash? 

Today Prime Minister Rabin is 
scheduled to begin a visit to Mos¬ 
cow. One hopes he will find an 
opportunity to remind Yeltsin 
about all the manifestations of anti¬ 
semitism that exist in theory and in 
practice. One hopes Rabin will re¬ 
mind him that it's high time he rook 
a stand on the issue, and stopped 
hiding behind the fig-leaf of 
democracy. 

Because silence is not always 
gplden. Especially when it is stony 
silence. 

The writer, originally from 
Kiev, is a correspondent for the 
Jewish newspaper Revival there. 


Miscast 

media 


AARON LERNER 


rj 


I have lone had the impression 
that rhtT Israel Broadcasting 
Authority has made every ef¬ 
fort to support the Rabin govern¬ 
ment. , 

RareW do reporters ask mem¬ 
bers of' the Labor government' 
tough questions - and when they 
do, and get an evasive reply. »t »* 
rarely challenged. 

IB*A coverage of the Knesset> 
opening summer session showed 
Foreien Minister Shimon Peres 
and Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin •• 
laughing at Binvam.n Ncfanya- a 
hu’s remarks, rather than the La- — 
hor leaders' stony-faced looks of 
honor when the Likud leader re- ^ 
viewed, item by item, how Arafat 
has failed to honor the written 
commitments he has made. 

Their faces looked quite similar 
to those captured in the now fam- . 
ous-photographs taken of defense *’ 
minister Moshe Dayan and the se- li 
nior IDF command as they sal, ;i 
slumped over in their chairs in t ‘ 
shock, at the start of the Yam 
Kippur War. 

In sharp contrast, opposition - 
leaders face not only tough seniti- 
nv but a condescending attitude 
from IBA reporters. 

On several occasions, reporters 
have gone so for as to ask opposi- • 
tion leaders. "Do you really be- 

The IBA thinksT - 
it’s the 
government’s 
mouthpiece 


fieve what you are saying?" .« 

Recently’ one IBA reporter was 
so out of line that the Likud MK 
told her point blank: *'l didn’t 
know your job was to be spokes- • 
man for the government.” t , 

AH of this is quite apart from ' 
the knowing winks, sneers and 
intonation of reporters, designed ” 
to due in the audience as to what ' 
those reporters think of the people „■ 
they are interviewing. ’ 

A defender of the IBA might '*■' 
argue that these observations ate n 
all subjective. The laughing Rabin 
and Peres looked like fools. The ?. 
sneer at Netanyahu, was a friendly, , 
smile,'die reporter Was only rciiL 
mg his eyes as a sign «$apprctvaf of* 'q 
Benny Begin’s comments, and-so n! 
on- i.« 

While this charge is difficult to 
refute . one issue lends itself to '** 
quantitative analysis. It is possible - r i 
to measure how much air time the *? 
coalition and opposition respec¬ 
tively have been given by the 
IBA. Recently the independent 
news-clipping bureau. IFAT Me¬ 
dia Information Center Ltd., did 
just that. 

IFAT compared respective 
broadcast time over the period 
March 7 to April 23. They found 
that the coalition enjoyed 2,174 
seconds, in contrast to’only 71V, 
seconds for the opposition on the 
television Mabat news program. 
Coalition time on the afternoon A 1 ' 
New Evening magazine totaled "• 
3,261 seconds, as compared to 's. 
1,914 for the opposition. 

Someone might argue that, by 
definition, it is the government 
which runs things and therefore 
deserves greater exposure. To test 
this theory, IFAT checked the A • 
New Evening numbers for 1992. 

IA FT found that when the Likud 
was in power, the coalition and 
opposition had almost equal expo- *' 
sure (Likud Coalition 1,992 sec- 
onds, against 1.939 seconds for the 
Labor-led opposition). . 7 

Apart from air rime, there is also " 
the question of how many opposi¬ 
tion versus coalition representatives £,r 
actually get onto the air. " 

On the Sunday after the Hebron 
massacre. 13 people wore inter* 
viewed on the popular radio pro¬ 
gram it’s All Talk. Only three © 
were associated with the opposi. - 
tion. Of the three, two, (MK Li- '' 
mor Livnar and former MK Haim ^ 
Druckman) made it onto the air 
only after repeatedly demanding •> 
that they be allowed to speak. 

By acting as an adjunct to tbc 1 
Government Press Office, the * 
IBA has failed to fulfil) the vital 
role of the media in a democratic 
society. 


The writer is an Ru'unana-ba 
freelancer. 


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A Paper . director Ron Howard report¬ 
edly spent weeks hanging around the 
newsrooms of New York’s biggest dailies 
By all accounts. Howard was impressed 
—no. surprised! — by the real dedica¬ 
tion of deadline-harried reporters to get 
things right. 

If Hollywood says it, it must be true. 

But Howard’s faith in the press is 
not typical of all Americans, according 
to a survey released this month in Wash¬ 
ington. The report found that only 68 
percent of Americans believe what they 
read in newspapers, while 73 percent 
find TV news believable. However, both 
theserattngs beat out organized religion - 
and government. Only 60 percent of 
Americans say they believe the church; 
49 percent believe the president; and 24 
percent beHeve Congress. 

But who believes Americans? The 
survey found that Americans know less 
. about most current events than do Ca¬ 
nadians, Mexicans, and most Europe¬ 
ans. However, we do know more about 
Michael Jackson's private life than these 
Western neighbors. (The survey was con¬ 
ducted B.N.T.—pre-Nancy-and-Tonya.) 

Approximately 10,000 people in eight 
Western nations were polled by the 
Times Mirror Center for The People & 
The Press, which found that most citi¬ 
zens think the media have a good influ¬ 
ence an their democratic societies. At the 
same time, the respondents in Canada, 
France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Spain, 
the United Kingdom, and the United 
States all complained that their nation’s 
press is too sensational, intrusive, and 
negative. 

At least two-thirds said criticism from 
the media keeps politicians honest. 

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press; respondents said tin keeps, them-, 
informed andTipto date. Overall, televi¬ 
sion received the highest believability 
ratings, particularly in Germany (90 
percent), the United Kingdom (85 per¬ 
cent), and the United States (73 percent). 


Some national differences were ap¬ 
parent in the survey. 

British respondents were more hos¬ 
tile toward newspapers, perhaps be¬ 
cause of the country’s thriving tabloid 
press, which has recently published 
saucy exposes of Parliament members 
and the monarchy. Mexicans, who live 
in a devoutly Catholic nation, were the 
only group to rate the church more be¬ 
lievable than the press. And eastern Ger¬ 
mans. who lived many years with a gov¬ 
ernment-controlled press, were more 
negative than western Germans about 
the press, and mare critical of the me¬ 
dia's sensatio nalis m and Invasion of pri¬ 
vacy. 

Newspapers were usually considered 
more intrusive than television. Six in ten 
Americans (the most of any country) 
complained that the press unnecessar¬ 
ily invades people’s privacy. Many 
blamed it for inaccuracies and lack of 
objectivity, and said they think the press 
is often influenced by powerful 'groups 
and people. 

Views on censorship were mixed. 
While ail publics say they favor a free 
press, strong min orities are in favor of 
restricting certain material. Fifty-nine 
percent of Americans, for example, 
favored censoring the explicit portrayal 
of sex. and 52 percent supported re¬ 
stricting the portrayal of unnecessary 
violence. (In other countries, the objec¬ 
tion to violence was much higher.) 

The study also found that Americans 
are more likely to flunk a current-events 
quiz than their neighbors. Americans in 
the survey knew less about world ^vents 
than any country except Spain. Ger¬ 
mans were best informed. 

For example, although the Mideast 
peace accord was signed m the White 
House and "the United Nations is 
headquartered In New York, only 40'per¬ 
cent of Americans knew the PLO had 
reached an agreement with Israel (com¬ 
pared to 79 percent of Germans), and 
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(58 percent in Germany). The reason for 
this may be black-and-white: 78 percent 
of Germans said they had read a news¬ 
paper the day before the survey inter¬ 
view was conducted, while only 49 per¬ 
cent of Americans said they had. The 
British, while skeptical of newspapers, 
are also avid readers; 62 percent had 
read a paper the day before the survey. 

Respondents in other countries said 
the recent news events they have fol¬ 
lowed most closely \vere tne economy, 
the war in Bosnia, and the Russian elec¬ 
tions. In the U.S. and Me»co. Michael 
Jackson's personal problems were a 


half of Americans said movies were more 
likely to have a bad influence than a good 
influence. 

* Rock music can have a good influ¬ 
ence. said the majority of Italians, 
French, and Spanish. But Americans 
again dissented, saying by a three-to- 
one margin that rock has a negative 
rather than positive influence on soci¬ 
ety. 

■ TV shows of all kin ds were judged 
bad rather than good by Americans (53 
percem vs. 25 percent). 

* The military was judged more 
favorably by far In the U.S. and Canada 
(71 and 62 percent), and most harshly 


“Percent that rates 
each organization believable* 

Source: Times Mirror Centerfor The 
People & The Press 


Press TV The Nation's 
News Church Leader 


much hotter topic. Age makes a differ¬ 

by former East Germans. 

Canada 

71 

81 

47 

53 

ence. too: Americans under age thirty- 

* Mexicans were very positive on the 

France 

68 

74 

35 

41 

five were far less likely to read newspa¬ 

subject of foreign investors in their coun¬ 

Germany 

84 

90 

40 

40 

pers and scored correspondingly lower 

try. while Americans and French were 

Italy 

63 

67 

52 

38 

on the news-events quiz than older 

the most negative. 

Mexico 

74 

75 

79 

72 

Americans. In contrast, younger people 

* Feminists were said to have a more 

Spain . 

60. 

64 

40 

27 ‘ 

in Germany, Spain, and Italy knew as 

good than bad influence in all countries. 

U.K. 

53 

85 

44 

26 • • 

much about current affairs as older peo- 

(They had to ask?) 

U.S.A 

681-:. 

■ 73 

60 

49 


The survey also found: 

* Only Italians think movies have a 
good influence on viewers. More than 


* Environmentalists were viewed 
positively in every country. 

"Only this group.’’ said the study, ‘did 
better overall than the media." 


Mike Royko 


Singapore Swings Bit Hit With Readers 


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O h my desk is a stack of let 
tears several inches high. 
They are from readers respond¬ 
ing to ; a col umn I wrote about 
Michael Fay, who is to be flogged 
In Singapore. 

If you miss ed the story, a brief 
summary: 

Fay, 18. lives In Singapore 
with his mother and stepfather. 

He and a group of other young 
goofs engaged in a wave of van¬ 
dalism: spray-painting and 
throwing eggs at cars, switching 
license plates, tearing down traf- 
fle signs and so on. 

That wasn’t smart. Singapore 
Is one of the safest cities in the 
world. It also has some of the 
strictest laws. 

Fay was caught, pleaded 
guilty and was sentenced to four 
months in prison, a $2,000 fine 
and flogging. 

Flogging means he will be 
whaeked six times on the bare 
butt with a l eng th of bamboo, 
wielded, by a martial arts expert. 

h is said that people who are 
flogged jn Singapore sometimes 
go tnto shock and can be scarred 
on the buns for life. 

Pity's father, who lives in Ohio, 
has been going on TV and radio, 
teflfiig'af his son’s plight. Presi¬ 
dent Clinton has protested the 
flpggtagito Singap ore authorities. 
They have told Clinton to mind 
his own business. 

When .1 .wrote about young 
Fay, i didn’t take a position. I 


Editor 

Guy Bernfeld 

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tried to give two opposing argu¬ 
ments: 

1) The sentence seems harsh 
by American legal standards, and 
if it was your kid you wouldn’t 
like it. 

2) Singapore is a remarkably 
safe, orderly society precisely be¬ 
cause it is rough on all lawbreak¬ 
ers (they hang drug dealers) and 
when you live in a foreign land, 
you better abide by its laws or 
suffer the consequences. 

Back to the mail from the 
readers. 

If the letters are an indication, 
young Fay and his lather are ask¬ 
ing the wrong country — the 
United States — to shed a tear of 
sympathy. 

Or else I have some of the most 
hard-nosed readers this side of 
Singapore. 

At least 99 percent of them 
said that, yes, hooray, he should 
be flogged, and flogging should 
be part of our justice system. 
That was an easy percentage to 
come to, since only one person 
said she objected. 

A few representative com¬ 
ments: 

Tim Murtaugh, Melrose Park, 
Illinois: “I have no sympathy for 
young Mr. Fay. How often in this 
country do we see the criminal 
in fear? Interesting how trouble¬ 
makers don’t like a dose of their 
own medicine. Damage property 
here and you don’t get punished. 
Someone is there to tell you you 
‘need help.’ In the meantime, the 
property owner is stuck with the 
bill-” 

Tom Lavin. Niles. Illinois: "HI 
bet you dollars to doughnuts that 
this guy never does it again. We 
should do it in this country. Five 
or six whacks on the can with a 
cat-o’-nine-tails is a great deter¬ 
rent." 

Lloyd Thornblad, Torrance, 
California: “Fay chose to disobey 


the law. knowing the conse¬ 
quences. We were recently in Sin¬ 
gapore and found the city head 
and shoulders above any others 
in cleanliness. Caning should 
make anyone think twice before 
-''being lawless." 

Claude Waife. South Bend, 
Indiana: “That American punk is 
getting exactly what he deserves. 
If we had similar laws. I'm sure 
our streets wouldn't be under 
control of the thugs and slugs." 

Chris Hill, Pasco, Washington: 
“I called the Embassy of Singa¬ 
pore in Washington to tell them 
that I have no problem with the 
sentence. The embassy’s attache 


mentioned that most of the calls 
he has received favored the sen¬ 
tence. Clinton should keep his 
red nose out of Singapore's busi¬ 
ness." 

Fred Krause, Kennewick. 
Washington: “Bill Clinton sounds 
like an ass." 

Bob Andrewski. Villa Park, Il¬ 
linois: “Maybe what we need in 
this country are the same laws 
and punishment they have in 
Singapore. We wouldn’t have the 
problems that we have today.” 

Jim Larson. Fox Valley, Illi¬ 
nois: “That 18-year-old lived in 
Singapore, so he knew about 
their strict laws. If we had their 


laws, there would be less killings 
of children, fewer dope peddlers, 
fewer children dope addicts and 
less destruction of property.” 

Virginia Sekenske. Chicago: 
“Since Orientals do not take 
kindly to threats, and value 'face' 
above everything else. President 
Clinton should send the rulers of 
Singapore his face — a bust of 
himself. Thus, he would be ex¬ 
changing the face of a schmuck 
for the ass of a kid.” 

So what does this response tell 
us? That Americans are cruel, 
bloodthirsty and hate young peo¬ 
ple? 


No. it tells us that many 
Americans are fed up by what has 
happened to them, or to others, 
or what they see in their news¬ 
papers or on TV. 

It tells us that the Justice sys¬ 
tem In this country is out of step 
with the feelings of the majority. 
Besides three strikes, they'd like 
to see six swats. 

And it means that there can 
be a political future for those who 
have a hard-nosed pitch. 

Is that good or bad? I'm not 
sure. I suppose it depends on 
whether you are on the north or 
south end of the spray cane or 
pistol. 

©1994 Chicago Tribune 






CRIME WAVE IN 


SINGAPORE 


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PACE 2 



Black Rage 
Defense is 
Racist 


I t was only a matter of time before the 
“abuse excuse" — the defense which 
produced a temporary insanity acquit¬ 
tal for Lorena Bobbitt and a hung jury 
for the Menendez Brothers — was taken 
to its illogical conclusion and extended 
to cover the entire race of “abused” peo¬ 
ple. Radical lawyer William Kuntsler re¬ 
cently announced that he would defend 


fended a black man named Larry Davis, 
who had participated in a shootout with 
several policemen during an arrest and 
was charged with attempted murder. 
Kunstler claimed that Davis was acting 
in self defense. Some blacks rallied to 
Davis’ defense, seeing him as an “aveng¬ 
ing angel” and a “folk hero.” Kunstler 
played this race card and persuaded a 
largely minority juiy that Davis was pro¬ 
tecting himself from a police conspiracy 
to kill him. Kunstler is preparing to play 
the race card once again by raising the 
"black rage” defense before what he 
hopes will be a racially sympathetic jury. 

It Is unlikely that this racial gambit 
will succeed regardless of the composi¬ 
tion of the Jurors, since the black rage” 
variation on the “abuse excuse" defense 
is an insult to millions of law-abiding 
black Americans. The vast majority of 
African-Americans who never break the 
law have not used the mistreatment they 
have suffered as an excuse to mistreat 
others. Crime is not a function of group 
characteristics: It is an individual phe- 


Kunstler said that Colin Ferguson's shooting 
spree was caused by the anger... "If you treat peo¬ 
ple as second-class citizens, they're going to 

snap,”... 


a black client accused of murdering six 
passengers on a Long Island train on the 
ground that he was insane as the result 
of “black rage.” 

Kunstler said that Colin Ferguson’s 
shooting spree was caused by the anger 
that many black Americans feel as the 
result of centuries of unjust treatment. 
“If you treat people as second-class citi¬ 
zens . they're going to snap.” declared 
Kunstler's law partner. Though lawyers 
conceded that racial injustice alone 
might not justify an acquittal, they 
claimed that it was the “catalyst" which 
pushed Mr. Ferguson over the edge into 
insanity. 

Kunstler has used racial defenses 
previously. Several years ago. he de- 


nomenon that must be treated on an 
individual basis. 

Indeed, it is the essence of racism to 
make the kind of group “rage” and group 
“abuse excuse" arguments that Kunstler 
Is now raising. It will reaffirm racist fears 
among too many Americans that violent 
crime Is a "black problem." If black rage 
produces violent crime, or even if it is a 
"catalyst” for it. then racists will be quick 
to justify their fear of blacks as a group. 

Moreover, if blacks as a group have 
more “rage" than others, and are thus 
more inclined toward violence, some rac¬ 
ists will argue for longer sentences for 
black recidivists, earlier and harsher 
police intrusion against black suspects 
and other forms of "preventive" interven¬ 


tion in black neighborhoods. This is es¬ 
pecially troubling since Kunstler points 
to centuries of past abuse as the 
precipitator of crime, and nothing can 
be dpne to change history. The "black 
rage" argument that Kunstler plans to 
use is a dangerous invitation to the kind 
of stereotyping that has long character¬ 
ized such groups as the Klu Klux KLan 
and the Nation of Islam. It has no place 
in the courtrooms of America. 

In addition to being a racist defense, 
it is also without any basis in fact. There 
is no evidence to support the notion that 
groups which have been victimized by 
injustice turn to rage and violence. That 
has not been true of Holocaust survi¬ 
vors, of Cambodian refugees, of Soviet 
dissidents or of a majority of Black 
Americans. According to Kunstler's “so¬ 
cial science.” what explains the absence 
of criminality among so many who have 
been subjected to so much injustice? 
The search for the particular causes of 
Colin Ferguson’s rage must begin by 
looking at him, at his own life experi¬ 
ences as a person, and at his prior his¬ 
tory. But even if this search were to pro -1 
ducc an explanation for Ferguson's mur - ! 
derous actions, no explanation — re- ! 
gardless of how convincing—necessar - 
lly requires exculpation. "To understand 
is not to forgive,'’ says an old and wise 
proverb. The “black rage" defense nei¬ 
ther explains nor excuses the cold¬ 
blooded murder of six innocent train 
commuters. A history of racial victimi¬ 
zation Is not a license to kill at random. 

It is precisely this kind of abuse of 
legitimate defenses which is leading to 
a backlash. Last week, the Supreme 
Court let stand a ruling permitting the 
states to abolish the insanity defense, 
as three have now done. Insanity and 
other traditional defenses serve an Im¬ 
portant function in our system of law 
enforcement, by distinguishing between 
culpable or non-culpable harm doers. 
When these defenses are abused, as they 
recently have been by the expansion of 
the "abuse excuse" to include political 
defenses, the pendulum will swing in the 
opposite direction. Neither extreme will 
serve the interests of justice. 

©1994 United Feature Syndicate 


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While we're on the subject’ 

Howard's End, Cont'd: Officials alt Howard -taw 

canceled a lecture by David Brion Davis, the Yale historian. ■* . 

slavery. According to the Chronicle of Higher 

that Davis's views might conflict with those of the N&tto _ speech 

eloquent spokesman, Khalid Abdul Muhammed. ^ a pack^-house s^ech 

at Howard earlier this year. Davis is also Jewish. The Losan 

for the cancellation? "We respect [Davis's] work, Associate Dean Paid Log 

told the Chronicle .. But right now. the university "could not ^ 

group of students [the school's sizable Nation of Islam following! would do. 


PRACTICING WHAT YOU PREACH: 

Clinton Wages a Quiet War 
Against Poverty 


- The New York Times, March 30 


Hillary Clinton Turned $1,000 Into 
$99,540, White House Says 


-The New York Times, same day 


Fiske Gets Off to Fast Start in _ 
Whitewater Probe By Moving 
Forward Aggressively on Ail Fronts 


- The WaU. Street Journal, March 14. page A16 


The Fiske Coverup II 


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Tt VTost people who have a dog t hink their breed got him, I stopped going over to see if the kic 
l*r.lis best and smartest. That’s the way it ought come out and play because I was afraid 
to*be. Humans should give back a little of the loy- might be loose. At the lake, our neighbors 


alty that dogs give them so freely. 

A college professor named Stanley Coren has a 
book coming out soon called “The Intelligence of 
Dogs.” In it. Professor Coren ranks 132 breeds for 
raat he calls “their obedience IQ." Even though 
tlb title says “intelligence," a dogs willingness to 
bb trained doesn’t really indicate intelligence. 

v Professor Coren says the border collie is the 
smartest dog presumably because it’s easy to train 
to round up sheep. From what I’ve seen of border 
cillles, 'they’re not only dumb, they may be part 
t$az£ We had a friend with a border collie and the 
darrm (jog kept Hir elin g the swi mming pool in their 
back yard, trying to round up the water, I guess. 
Tata dog-was frenetic. Unless I had 100 sheep to 

bath Jt wouldn’t want one. 

j?The next four smartest dogs, according to Mr. 
Cfciren. ate the poodle. German shepherd, golden 
retriever and Doberman pinscher. I have some 
observations about these dogs: 

■-.Poodles seem to be nice, smart dogs. My objec- 


got him, I stopped going over to see if the kids could 
come out and play because I was afraid the dog 
might be loose. At the lake, our neighbors bad an 
Airedale named Bim I didn’t like. If we swam off 
the dock for an hour, he barked for an hour. 

My second favorite dog in the world (I'm saving 
my favorite) is the golden retriever. I’ve known two 
and I’ve stopped and shaken hands with hundreds 
of them walking the streets with their owners. They 
are Invariably smart, sweet and charming. They 
like me and I like anyone who likes me, even dogs. 
Their temperament isn’t much different than the 
Labrador’s, another great dog. 

I’ve never known a Doberman pinscher. They 
look mean and they have that reputation but I can’t 
say. I don't think I’ve ever patted a Doberman on 
the head. If there are Doberman pinschers, you’d 
think there might be some kind of pinschers other 
than Dobermans. I don’t know who Dober man was. 

Now the bad part of this list. Mr. Coren says the 
dumbest dog is the Afghan hound and the next 
dumbest is the basenjL I have no quarrel with his 
appraisal her because I’ve never known one of ei¬ 
ther breed. My outrage is reserved for Mr. Coren’s 


ti* to nnnrfiP-, i-, their owners. They fuss over their selection of the third dumbest, the bulldog — also 
docs ^: 3a most people and the haircuts they known as the English bulldog, 
gtatsbmeof them matethe dogs look silly. If they We're an English bulldog family. I grew up with 

attfhelr children's hair the way they cut their dogs'. Spikeourlddsffewup vrtth Gifford, and now 
the VMs ZTte sent home from school. granddaughter Alexis Is growing up with Spencer. 

Mda ymuld b bo to ^ movies on Satur- a great white bulldog with brown ears and a heart 

dav t toved it when there wasaRlnTin of gold. We often dog-sit for Spencer and I don't 

SfiTw aSfodl Bin Tin Tin a 'German mind telling you. he doesn't take kindly to being 
riknhMH - ^ Unown to us as a police dog. - "trained. 

Mv f, /r»whi^mioression of police dogs, gained I resent the suggestion that because he's not 

n Tin movies, was sharply obedient, he's dumb. It's been my observation that 
n^n . watch lng Rln T got a the human beings who are easiest to train are usu- 

no Rlu Tin Tin, ally the dumbest Maybe that goes for dogs too. 
dog of ^fr own. Hej^ mean . After they Professor Coren! 

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ACROSS 

1 Oklahoma athletes 
8 Nursery need 
14 Day one 

20 _elephant 

(beast of India) 

21 Tick off 

22 Lake near Syracuse 

23 Surrealist exhibit 

25 Awed one 

26 Hungarian city 

27 Overhead railways 

28 French bean? 

30 What a hound detects 

31 Esau's other name 
33 Slipped by 

37 Mrs. Simpson’s title 
39 Drove a lorry fast 

41 Salami source 

42 Where the Ohio meets 
the Mississippi 

44 Pod dweller 

45 Winged walker 

46 Olive_(uniform color) 

50 Bar bill 

51 Changing 
“supersonic" to 
“percussion," e.g. 

56 Lord's lady 

57 The Seven Year _ 

59 Govt, disaster team 

60 Falcons and Tercels 

61 Adds to the payroll 

62 Wills' addenda 
64 Gunsmoke role 

66 Nero and Duchln 

67 Fourth plgglo's share 

68 Prospectors'dreams 

69 Jal __ 

70 Peke, for one 

73 Gruesome 

74 Tutor<student ratio 

78 Stay for 

79 Phone sound 

80 _ Hari 

81 Thumbs-down votes 

82 “At the_" (Manllow 

tune) 

83 Warm greeting 

87 Use the microwave 
B8 Israeli airline 

89 NCAA tourney rival 

90 Part of ETO 

91 Lotus-_ (sybarite) 


|Ida I [109 


|102 I 1103 1104 


i»on j fm 


1115 ItlS 1117 


93 Emcee Jack et al. 

95 Political declaration 
98 Scented cases 

101 Dispense 

102 Water Jug 

105 Composer Franz 

106 Hlgh-schooler 
108 Pi follower 

110 Land of leprechauns 
112 Lawrence's bailiwick 
114 Celebrate SL Patrick's 
Day, perhaps 

119 Musical Insensitivity 

120 Incongruous 

121 Unbeatable foes 

122 Colonize 

123 Really small 

124 Brooklyn Dodger 
Duke s family 

DOWN 

1 Marquis de _ 

2 Oklahoma Indian 

3 Stopped a squeak 

4 Kenyan metropolis 

5 Cannes connectives 

6 Fully matured 

7 Edmund Hillary, for one 

8 Cub Scout unit 

9 Earnings on prin. 

10 Exodus character 

11 Gasped for breath 

12 _on (Incited) 

13 Sheet-music symbol 

14 Cry of breathlessness 

15 Int/. cultural group 


16 Show how to put two 
and two together 

17 Yes follower 

18 Perfect places 

19 Pielets 

24 Capri or Wight 
29 Plant problems 
32 Emporium 

34 _Centaurl 

35 No contest, e.g. 

36 Actor Penn 
38 Coin word 

40 Slate or shingles 

41 Ferraro's nickname 

42 Roman statesman 

43 Kiddle 9ong start 

47 Steak order 

48 Part of USA 

49 American operatic 
role 

60 _-tac-toe 

52 Zaire river 

53 Baseball execs. 

54 Did a scene 

55 Hoods’ weapons 

58 Calcutta kindergarten 
lesson 

61 Preliminary race 

63 Diving bird 

64 '50s battle zone 

65 General Amin 

66 Makes happy 

68 Air holder 

69 Opposed to 

70 Trimming material 

71 USN offense 

72 Haydn's nickname 


73 Clumsy boors 

74 Parquetry wood 

75 Flow slowly 

76 In the vicinity 

77 Uncommon sense 

79 Craving 

80 Auto racer Andretti 

83 Med. school course 

84 Hud star 

85 Frank Herbert opus 

86 Fill to the gills 
92 Loomed (over) 

94 Reception enhancer 

95 Star of 57 Across 

96 Like some rms. 

97 Frame and Allen 

98 Jalousie parts 

99 Eagle's home 

100 Intone 

101 The Wreck of the 

Mary _ 

103 Wipe clean 

104 Cabbie's fare 
107 Send out 
109 Aboveboa re" 

111 Highland loch 
113 we there yet?" 

115 Larry King's 
employer 

116 Towel word 

117 Gelid 

118 Pierre's pal 

























































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PERSPECTIVE' 


Warning Tile Sargeca General 

Ha$ Menninecf Tfet The Smgeon General 
Is Dangerous To Xovl r Health 



t^'x>ftkNa&%aY 



George F. Will 


What's Left In 
The Closet? 

W ashington - "Society." says the Surgeon Gen¬ 
eral. “wants to keep all sexuality in the 
closet.“ Which makes one wonder: What society is 
Dr. Jocelyn Elders living in? Surely hers is an in¬ 
teresting sensibility if she lives in today's America 
and frets that there is insufficient thinking and 
talking about things sexual. 

This is a society in which parents can hardly 
watch television with their children without winc¬ 
ing. in which a walk past a magazine rack is a 
walk on the wild side, in which before or after the 
steamy soap operas have got the afternoon televi¬ 
sion audience panting, on come Geraldo. and 
Mon tel and Sally — “Next, bisexual grocers and 
the lingerie they lover Someone should send the 
Surgeon General some tapes of the “shock jocks" 
now flourishing on radio — Howard Stern and the 
rest. That would assuage her anxiety that sexual¬ 
ity is being "repressed" by "Victorian morality" in 
an America that needs "to be more open about sex." 

The Surgeon General should be gratified by the 
out-of-the-closet television commercial for little 
Hyundai automobiles. In it. two women speculate 
that men who buy big cars are compensating for 
their small penises. Observing the driver of a large 
car, one woman says "He must be compensating 
for a... shortcoming?" Of the man who drives up in 
a Hyundai, the other woman says. “1 wonder what 
he's got under the hood." A columnist for Ad Age 
notes that, in the argot of advertising, this is an ad 
campaign based on “penis-length positioning." 

Imitation really is the sincerest form of televi- 
sion: Last Monday two consecutive CBS comedies. 
“Murphy Brown" and "Hearts Afire." featured pe¬ 
nis jokes. Given that such is now the stuff of mass 
entertainment and advertising, it is a mystery what 
the Surgeon General tliinks is left back there in 
the recesses of the nation's sexuality closet, and 
why she wants it — whatever it is — out. 

You may well think the river of national life is 
silting up rather rapidly with sexuality in all its 
permutations — gays in the military, gays in the 
St. Patrick's Day parades. Bob Packwood. Michael 
Jackson. Madonna. MTV. "date rape" seminars for 
freshmen, and so on. But the Surgeon General, in 


an interview with The Advocate, a magazine for 
homosexuals. Indicates that she thinks the nation 
is suffering from sexual reticence. 

In the process of endorsing adoption of children 
by homosexuals, and embracing the fiction that 
10 percent of young people are homosexuals, she 
says, "sex is good, sex is wonderful." Verily it can 
be. but Elders' effusions are not exactly all that 
the nation just now needs to hear from its princi¬ 
pal public health official. 

Is it good and wonderful sex that is making so 
many 14-year-old mothers? 

From boom boxes carried by young males down 
city streets comes 2 Live Crew's song “Me So 
Horny." and lyrics about how fun it is to "bust the 
walls" of vaginas. Not good. Not wonderful. 

The New York Times reports a resurgence of 
what it delicately describes as "commercial estab¬ 
lishments where people meet for sex." It means 


places like the Adonis theater, a cinema on Eighth 
Avenue between 43rd and 44th streets in Manhat¬ 
tan. The city is estimated to have about 50 similar 
establishments where people go for sex. often for 
anonymous sex with multiple partners. The city 
government knows that it will have to care for many 
of the more than 80,000 “AIDS orphans" — chil¬ 
dren whose mothers died of AIDS — that the na¬ 
tion will have by the end of this decade. The city 
closed the Adonis in January because not all sex 
is good and wonderful. 

When used by advanced thinkers like Elders, 
the phrase “in the closet" means “unliberated." But 
would-be liberators like Elders have a problem, 
there being little remaining in the way of laws or 
mores from which anyone can be liberated. Sure, 
in some cities children who are not yet in the sixth 
grade are denied information about anal inter¬ 
course. but such min or imperfections in Ameri¬ 


can liberty make for an uninspiring agenda for 
■sexual liberators. 

It is really no longer daring to say. as Elders did 
to The Advocate, “I feel that God meant sex for more 
than procreation," and of course Elders has a right 
to construe God's will as she pleases. But can some¬ 
one explain why a government official, and par¬ 
ticularly this one. is favoring us with such 
thoughts? Where in the job description of the Sur¬ 
geon General does it deal with the duty to issue 
public lamentations about America's sexual repres¬ 
sion? Repression is what she implies by her re¬ 
markable Judgment that American society* — has 
she seen Calvin Klein underwear ads? — “wants 
to keep all sexuality in the closet." 


©1994 Washington Post Writers Group 


Weston Kosova 


Washington Diarist 

Paper 

Trail 


R on Howard's new movie. The Paper. 

is the usual hokey Hollywood fare, 
but it contains one scene that made me 
wonder. The lead character, a New York 
newspaper editor played by Michael 
Keaton, is in the office of the editor of a 
rival paper. When the editor looks away 
from his desk momentarily. Keaton 
snatches a glance at his competitor's 
notes on an explosive breaking story. He 
later uses what he discovered to further 
his own paper's investigation of the same 
story. It's a sneaky* thing to do, maybe 
even downright sleazy, but is it a lapse 
of "journalistic ethics?" The makers of 
the film seem to think so. And several 
reviews I've read say it is. I'm not so sure. 
After all, attempting to figure out just 
what constitutes ethics in journalism is 
a dicey business. Ethics imply profes¬ 
sional standards. But journalism isn't 
a profession, it's a trade. Unlike doctors 
or lawyers, reporters don't have to go to 
school and pass a licensing exam to “be¬ 
come" journalists: there is no common 
standard of professional behavior that 
all Journalists adhere to on pain of ban¬ 
ishment from the ranks. Reporters for 
ABC News, The New York Times and The 
New Republic all call themselves jour¬ 
nalists. even though they adhere to 
sometimes radically different notions of 
what does and doesn't count as jour¬ 
nalism. 

Take, for instance, the practice of 
undercover reporting. Most major news¬ 
papers. including The Washington Post 
and The New York Times, have rules for¬ 
bidding reporters from passing them¬ 
selves off as Insurance salesmen or 
Saudi sheiks to get a story. But televi¬ 
sion news reporters do it all the time. 
"60 Minutes" was practically built on 
these kinds of "stingf investigations. And 
other television news magazines, such 
as "Prime Time Live," would wither with¬ 
out undercover cameras and concealed 
microphones. Then, there's the question 
of anonymous quotations. USA Today, 
for one. won’t print them. Every' quote 
has to have a name attached, lest its 
reporters become unwitting rumor con¬ 
duits for ax-grinding government offi¬ 
cials. But you can turn around and find 
entire articles in the Post without a sin¬ 
gle attributed quote. Or The New Repub¬ 


lic . Every’ quole in an article I wrote last 
week on Henry Gonzalez, the fierce 
chairman of the House Banking Com¬ 
mittee. was unattributed. Would I have 
preferred it if all of them had been on 
the record? Sure. I'll take a named 
source over an unnamed one even* time. 
But it's a funny thing about people: 
when you ask them to speak critically 
about their friends and colleagues, they 
usually don't want their names attached. 
Instead. I chose to quote sources I be¬ 
lieved to be credible and identified their 
particular biases as specifically as they 
would allow. Did I somehow compromise 
my journalistic integrity in the process? 


Clinton, who sits head on hand. Cou¬ 
pled with the screamer headline "DEEP 
WATER: HOW THE PRESIDENTS MEN 
TRIED TO HINDER THE WHITEWATER 
INVESTIGATION," the photo makes it 
appear as though Clinton is worrying 
himself sick over Whitewater. He may 
well be, but the photograph has noth¬ 
ing to do with *t. Turns out the White 
House supplied Time with the picture, 
which was snapped during a November 
White House meeting. The topic that so 
furrowed Clinton's brow? A glitch in his 
daily schedule. What’s more, Clinton 
and Stephanopoulos weren't even really 
alone. Time editors sliced White House 


That's essentially the gist of his recent 
defense of a Los Angeles Times photog¬ 
rapher who staged a picture of a fire¬ 
fighter cooling himself by the side of a. 
swimming pool during the California 
fires. His argument was that the fireman 
was hot, he was by the pool and he just 
might have dipped into the water even if 
the photographer hadn’t asked him to 
do it. 

Lewis's logic completely escapes me 
on this one. I don't want to get overly 
moralistic about this, but is there any 
difference between staging a photo and 
trumping a quote? Suppose I'm report¬ 
ing a story about Senator X (not his real 
name), who Is widely thought to be a 



A1 Neuharth {publisher of USA Today) 
thinks so. 

Photographs are another seeming 
area of confusion. Just look at Time 
magazine, which has once again been 
caught playing fast and Luce with the 
facts. The last time, the magazine took 
heat for publishingphotos of a supposed 
Russian pimp and his young male pros¬ 
titutes. They turned out to have been 
staged by the photographer. Apparently, 
Time’s editors didn't get the hint that 
what they did was wrong. This week’s 
issue of the magazine sports a picture 
of a grim-faced George Stephanopoulos 
hovering over an equally dour President 


press secretary Dee Dee Myers out of the 
shot. 

The picture would appear to be a 
fraud for a news magazine, no matter 
what standard you adhere to. It’s one 
thing to dip into the archives for an old 
photo, another to pass off that old photo 
as a depiction of a different event But 
once again, I am not on solid ground 
here, journalistically speaking. My col¬ 
league Michael Lewis might argue that 
Clinton is, it is well-known, upset about 
Whitewater, and that he might indeed 
be wearing a worn look similar to the 
one in the picture. So what's the harm 
in passing what's probably true as true? 


buffoon by his colleagues, rm on a tight 
deadline, and 1 can't find anyone in the 
Senate to give me the magic quote. I 
know what they’re all thinking,- they just 
don’t want to come out and say it. So I 
make up a quote, attribute it to “one 
Democratic Senator who knows him 
well" and justify it by assuring myself 
that if Td only had more time, I could 
have gotten the real thing* The.ci^cum- 
stance is exactly the same, but I don’t 
think anyone, not even a- certain belea¬ 
guered LA. Times photographer, would 
come rushing to my. defense if the truth 
came out • 


Which brings us. sort of, back to the 
original Paper dilemma. Did Michael 
Keaton commit an unforgivable act of 
theft? He did, after aII. read another re¬ 
porter's workvl don't thinkso.it wasn't 
a story, after all, just a bunch of notes; 
What if Keaton hadn't read the paper, 
off his desk, but overheard the other 
editor discussing the story as he walked’ 
by his office? Would he be ethically 
bound to ignore what he heard? I don’t; 
think so. II I’m a reporter in the White 
House press room and t hear one of ray 
colleagues telling her editor that War¬ 
ren Christopher Is resigning, do I have 
to keep mum because the tip isn't mine? 
Hell ho. I grab the nearest phone. HI 
admit, scanning a rival reporter's desk 
for tips is a little beyond the pale. I 
wouldn't do it. But I can't quite bring 
myself to condemn him for it, either. 

Weston Kosova is a senior editor for 
27ie New Republic 
©1994 The New Republic 


NOTABLE QUOTES 


"WeYe drowning in information 
and starving for knowledge.'’ 
Rutherford D. Rogers 


The Jewish people have been 
in exile for 2,000 years; they 
have lived in hundreds of 
countries, spoken hundreds of 
languages and still they have 
kept their old language, He¬ 
brew. They kept their Aramaic, 
later their Yiddish; they Kept 
their books, they kept their 
faith." 

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the Jerusalem Post Sunday. April 24, 1994 

| Ben-Gurion’s 
about-face 

on Jabotinsky 


FEATURES 


THERE AND THEN 


SRAVA SHAPIRO 



AVID Ben-Gurion’s atti¬ 
tude toward Revisionist 
founder Ze’ev Jabotinsky 
not always antagonistic, ac- 
|»rding to a recent book. 

* Prof. Ze’ev Tzabor’s Hehazon 
Vehaheshbon (“Vision and Reck- 
pning”), published by Sifriat Ha- 

oalim -Yediot Aharonot (316 
ip.), offers insight into the two 

eo’s convoluted relations, and 
jrther aspects of Ben-Gurion’s life. 

• In 1934, Ben-Gurion negotiated 
an agreement between the social¬ 
ists and Jabotinsky’s uncompro¬ 
mising nationalism. Ben-Gurion 
insisted a world catastrophe was 
inevitable and called for a united 
Jewish stand in Palestine. 

The pact, however, was not ap¬ 
proved by the leaders of Mapai, 
Ben-Gurion’s party. 

Four years later, the Hagana 
ind Irgun Zva'i Leumi proposed a 
leal, but Ben-Gurion wrecked its 
■hances this time. Why the about- 
ace? 

Ben-Gurion realized Jabotinsky 
tad no control over his followers, 
Tzahor said. 

“Jabotinsky, a romantic and in- 
lividualist. had no disposition to- 
vard the routine of political man- 
tgement." he said. 

“He directed bis talents to writ- 
lg, to speaking tours, to the stag- 
ig of big special affairs. He had 
•ft daily care for his movement in 
le hands of others, intervening 


very little in its operation." 

And Ben-Gurion thoroughly 
distrusted the political acumen 
and sense of national responsibil¬ 
ity of Jabotinsky’s disciples. 

Ben-Gurion often spoke about 
“vision.” even “Messianic 
vision." 

But vision for him was not Uto¬ 
pia or fancy - it was an outline for 
political action, aiming for a con¬ 
crete coal attainable only by long 
and painful effort. 

"You live with the sense of vi¬ 
sion day-by-day; it is what you do. 
to what you are subjugated uncon¬ 
ditionally." he said. 

DAVID GRYN - who changed 
his name to “Ben-Gurion" - was 
an uncompromising Marxist when 
he stepped ashore in Jaffa in 1906. 
though his political goal was a 
Jewish State. 

Like so many others, he be¬ 
lieved that the Great Revolution 
in Russia ensured a new era for 
mankind. Only in 1923. after he 
visited Moscow on a Histadrut 
mission, did he realize that the 
Jews in Palestine could not hope 
for solace from the Soviet Union. 

But even as Histadrut secretary- 
general he had difficulties con¬ 
vincing his followers of his 
revelation. 

The Gdud Ha’avoda (“Labor 
Battalions") group spoke about 
turning the entire Yishuv into a 



Dozy dogs: 
Sudden sleep 
can be illness 


HEADS *N* TAILS 


D'VORA BEN SHAUL 


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Ze’ev Jabotinsky was a romantic and individualist who was not disposed to 
Gurion’s attitude toward the Revisionist leader was not always antagonistic. 


routine 


kibbutz. Some of its leaders 
looked to Moscow for money and 
aims. 

Two members actually went to 
Moscow’. It is not clear whom they 
met. says Tzahor. 

Ben-Gurion was furious and 
called for a closed meeting of the 
Hist'idrut Council at which he re¬ 
vealed the existence of the secret 
group dealing with the Soviets. 

The Histadrut leaders rallied 
around Ben-Gurion and expelled 
the Gdud group from the Hista- 


drut. which meant cutting off fi¬ 
nancial allocation to its members. 

In disgust the radicals left Kfar 
Giladi. the kibbutz which the 
Gdud had established in Upper 
Galilee. 

Less than a year later the ex¬ 
tremists went to Russia, where 
most of them ultimately perished 
in Soviet gulags. 

However. Ben-Gurion was not 
always successful in imposing his 
authority on the Histadrut. 

Barely a year after the Wur of 


Independence he caused an up¬ 
roar in the Knesset by accusing the 
kibbutz movement of failing in its 
duty to help absorb new 
immigrants. 

“I am a pioneer myself." he 
said. "I am ashamed." 

There was a rea:. >n for the 
movement’s failure 10 excel in ab¬ 
sorption. The kibbutz is a closed 
society, and its members behave 
like members of a family. 

To open the kibbutz to’a host of 
newcomers whose background 


T political management. Ben- 

tBen-Gurion phirtu by Phoio Erik) 

and aspirations belong to an alien 
world was like decreeing the de¬ 
mise of the kibbutz idea. In Ha- 
kibbutz Hame’uhad in particular. 
Ben-Gurion’s appeal was treated 
as a declaration of war. 

Ben-Gurion’s leadership was 
not enough to move the kibbutz 
on this issue, particularly since he 
had never been a kibbutz member 
at that point. 

Prof. Tzahor was Ben-Gurion '.1 
secretary in Sde Baker be fore turn¬ 
ing to an academic career. 


Pootshie-mootshie’s first day with his adoring family 



KISHON S KEYHOLE 


EPHRAIM KTSHON 


E VERY premiere is an excit¬ 
ing event, but what’s a 
mere play to the greatest 
show on earth? The first appear¬ 
ance of a new baby before his 
loving relatives. 

The little woman bad presented 
Rafi to the nation in the middle of 
the night, and they told me I’d 
bfiVfe to <wait>-till- morning to see 
h« Wjvfffce .-doctor Jiad .said TdbeL- 
ter. co meal one -ihe^jfirst time, so 1 
didn't take anyone along except 
my mother, because she’s my 
mother, and my parents-in-law, 
because they, too, had suddenly 
become grandparents. 

Also Aunt Ilka and Uncle Jake, 
because they’d never have forgiv¬ 
en me if I'd left them out. and the 
Zieglers, who’d brought such a 
darlin g little romping suit, consist¬ 
ing of white booties, a bonnet and 
the cutest blue panties you ever 
saw.' 

. By a curious coincidence, we 
received exactly the same present 
from my mother, as well as from 
Aunt Ilka and Uncle Jake, not to 
mention scores of friends and ac¬ 
quaintances. And the milkman. 

In a way we felt it was a pity the 
child would grow up. as otherwise 
he’d be equipped with warm cloth¬ 
ing for life. One thing is certain, 
though. Any baby bom within the 
circle of my friends in the near 
future‘will receive a darling little 
romping suit from me. 

Naturally, I didn’t come to my 
wife empty-handed. 


At one moment during those 
difficult hours on the bench I’d 
promised myself I’d buy her a 
mink coat if she brought it off, but 
this was the morning after, and I 
remembered soberly that summer 
was just around the corner, and 
she’d look pretty silly wearing furs 
in a heat wave. 

Instead. I went to the fanciest 
jewelry shop in town and chose a 
smashing diamond necklace, 
which seemed just the thing till 1 
saw the price tag. Really, who 
does the woman think I am? 


she was sure we were all crawling 
with microbes. 

1 was stung to the quick - crawl¬ 
ing? crawling? - Aunt Ilka said 
she only hoped my mother wasn't 
like some grandparents she knew, 
and wouldn't start going pootshie- 
mootsbie over Rafi. which would 
be a sure way of spoiling him from 
birth. What with one thing and 
another, our tempers were rather 
strained by the time we arrived at 
the hospital. 

Information had had a hard 
night and was-dozing, so we 


- Rockefeller? Just because sbe’s.^ipped^enanaissa. and a nurse-- 


given birth to a bahy? She’s not 
the first woman who has, and they 
don’t all get diamonds for it, do 
they? 

In the end. I bought her some 
smashing carnations tied with a 
fancy ribbon, and a banana for 
Rafi. I also put on a dark suit to 
show my appreciation for her 
efforts. 

1 fell so full of goodwill toward 
her that l even decided not to tell 
her what I'd gone through last 
night. 

On the way to the hospital my 
mother urged us to keep a dis¬ 
tance of no less than two yards 
between us and the baby, because 


showed.us to ifee. little woman's 
room. We knocked reverently on 
the door, but she wasn't in. Uncle 
Jake, who has two tenm of phar¬ 
macology to his credit, said she’d 
probably been taken out for a 
poM-natal check-up. 

At that moment Aunt Ilka, 
who'd stayed a little behind still 
nursing her grudge, gave a great 
triumphant shout: “Here! He’s 
here!" 

We rushed over and there... on 
an oversized tea-wagon... swad¬ 
dled in white from top to toe like a 
cocoon... "My God" - the little 
one's grandmother whispered - 
“The child! Isn’t he sweet! Isn't he 


grandma's own pootshie- 
mootshie!" 

"Little heart of mine" - my 
mother breathed - “Little heart of 
mine..." 

•Can't see a thing." said I. 
whereupon Aunl Ilka snorted that 
of course I couldn't, nobody 
could, the way they'd bundled him 
up. and gingerly pulled down the 
blanker and fainted with bliss. 

There was Rafi. 

Rafi himself. 

Like a little angel. 

■ ‘ With'a halo around his head. 

• - ;My' : •tfttithef-'ilT-law' tiftrke into 
SObS^.' 

"Ach." she sobbed. “He’s the 
image of poor Uncle Paul... Look 
at that nose!... And the 
mouth!..." 

“And the ears!" her husband 
muttered. “Just like his 
grandma’s." 

“Nonsense!" Jake protested. 
•'The chin is pure Victor. Thai's 
just how he used to stick out his 
chin when he got a bad hand at 
poker." 

"And I say." declared Mrs. 
Ziegler, "that he's the spitting im¬ 
age of his mother. Those eyes! 
Just look how he opens and shuts 
them... Exactly like she does. 


Opens them... shuts them..." 

1 myself kept quiet because 
frankly. I felt a bii confused. 
When I’d First set eyes on Rafi just 
now. I'd heard a big bell tolling in 
my head, saying bing-bone. this is 
no joke, this is your son. old man. 
and I’d lost my heart to Rafi then 
and there. 

On the other hand, he - well, 
how shall I put it - with those big 
bags under his eyes, and his red. 
bald, toothless and crumpled ap¬ 
pearance altogether, he actually 
looked like nothing so much as a 
' wizened' stockbroker. I hasten to 
- add that of course he was .1 cute 
little miniature broker, very che¬ 
rubic and all. but I was a bit disap¬ 
pointed in him all the same. 

Deep in my heart Td hoped that 
as soon us he saw me he’d cry 
"Daddy! Daddy!" Then the child 
opened its mouth and broke into 
loud wails. 

"You see his palate?" Aunt Ilka 


cooed. "Just like poor Andy’s." 

Why deny it? We were all pro¬ 
foundly moved. After all. it is 
bloody marvelous that all the 
physical and spiritual traits of his 
ancestors should be incorporated 
in one such tiny tot. It's a miracle, 
really, the way Nature... 

“Excuse me." a nurse interrupt¬ 
ed my reflections at this point, and 
started walking away with the tea- 
wagon. 

“Please." 1 asked. "Where is 
Mrs. Kishon?" 

.“Mis. Kishon?" 

‘‘Yes’'Tsn't thV Mrs. Kishon's 
son?” 

“This? No. This one belongs to 
Sarah Goldbloom. And anyhow, 
it’s a girl." 

And with that she took the little 
monster off. 

Something ought to be done 
about the anarchy in our hospitals. 

Translated bv Miriam Arad 


OGS. like people, some¬ 
times have neurological 
problems and often these 
go undiagnosed. 

A couple in Tel Aviv writes: 
“We have a lb-month-old Dober¬ 
man mule. Sometimes, while sit¬ 
ting attentively he suddenly seems 
to either doze off or 10 law con¬ 
sciousness for a few minutes. He 
also has a son of seizure when he 
gets very excited, sometimes over 
a favorite food, almost always 
when our daughter comes home 
from the army for a visit. He falls 
on his side and stiffens. When he 
recovers he seems perfectly nor¬ 
mal. 

"We have been to several veter¬ 
inarians. Some say it may be epi¬ 
lepsy. One is sure that it is a brain 
tumor and that the dog should be 
put down. We hesitate to do this 
us the dog is a sweer. affectionate 
animal. What can we do?" 

Before taking the drastic step of 
destroying the animal. I would 
suggest that the dog be seen by 
someone competent in canine 
neurology at the School of Veteri¬ 
nary Medicine. There are only a 
few such specialists and. if you 
don't find one. try talking with a 
neurologist who specializes in hu¬ 
man neurology and has experi¬ 
ence with narcolepsy, a fairly rare 
condition that affects mainly peo¬ 
ple but also some dogs. 

The symptoms certainly sound 
like narcolepsy, in rhat there are 
narcoleptic intervals (falling 
asleep without control) and sei¬ 
zures (catalepsy). The condition 
seems to be genetically transmit¬ 
ted and among dogs it is most 
commonly seen in Dobermans. So 
much so. in fact, that the Dober¬ 
man is the research animal most 
used for the study of this condi¬ 
tion. 

In some laboratories special 
breeding of afflicted Dobermans 
has been undertaken in order to 
produce narcoleptic dogs for the 
testing of drugs for possible future 
human use. 

This means that we now know 
more about canine narcolepsy and 
about the use of medications to 
control it than we do about the 
effect of these drugs on humans. I 
feel certain that a neurologist 
would be able to recommend med¬ 
ication to control these symptons 
in a dog. In any ease it is worth a 
try before taking less desirao/e 
steps. 

Obviously, a dog with this con¬ 
dition should not be allowed lo 
breed since the disease does ap¬ 
pear to be genetically transmitted. 
Given recent advances in genetic 
studies one may hope that these 
genetically transmitted conditions 
will, in the future, be eliminated. 


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SPORTS 


Sunday, April 24, 1994 


Where have all the great ones gone? Bu« .not* rg ™ 


NEW YORK i AP> - Nolan Ryan 
is down home on the farm. George 
Brett is up in the front office. Dale 
Murphy is out helping the kids. 
Carlton Fisk and Robin Yount are 
gone from the same all together. 

For years, they were among 
baseball's best players. And for 
the first lime in more than a quar¬ 
ter-century. none of them are 
playing. 

“I have no regrets about retir¬ 
ing. none.” Brctfsaid. “The things 
I'm doing this spring made the 
transition'easier. I don’t feel that 
I'm missing anything from when I 
was a player.” 

Brett. 40. now is vice president 
of baseball operations for his for¬ 
mer ieam. the Kansas City Royals. 
He stayed close to the action at 
pre-season spring training, hitting 
fungoes and pitching batting prac¬ 
tice. and has a voice in player cuts 
and personnel moves. 

Brett left last October with 
3.154 hits in 21 years. His last hit 
came on his final at-bar, a single 
off Texas’s Tom Henke, and drew 
a tip of the cap from Ryan in the 
Rangers' dugout. 

Yount. 33. did not announce un¬ 
til mid-February he was leaving 
Milwaukee with 3.142 hits in 20 
years. The Toronto Blue Jays, in 
need of a left fielder, talked during 
the off-season about reuniting 
Yount with his former Brewers 
teammate. World Series MVP 
Paul Molitor, but nothing worked 
out. 

Yount and Fisk maintained no 
official ties with their teams. Fisk. 
46. who set the record last season 
for most games caught, was cut by 
the Chicago White Sox in June and 
was ushered away from their lock¬ 
er room when he tried to visit dur¬ 
ine the playoffs. 

Murphy. 33. retired from the 
Colorado Rockies in late May. He 
hit 39S home runs, most of them 
with ihe Atlanta Braves, and won 
the National League Most Valu- 



ONE OF BASEBALL’S BEST - George Brett accumulated 3,154 hits in his 21 years as a player. 


IAPt 


able Player Award in 19S2 and 
1983. During the off-season. Mur- 
phv signed on to be a part-time 
outfield coach with the St. Louis 
Cardinals. 

"I didn't want to go to spring 
training to work on my tan. which 
needs a lot of work." he said. 

For Ryan. 47, this is his first 
spring away from baseball since be 
began his big-league career in 
1966. He is scheduled to make 


some personal appearances on be¬ 
half of the Texas Rangers, howev¬ 
er. 

Ryan finished with 53 major 
league records, including 5.714 
strikeouts and seven no-hitters, 
but never won a Cy Young Award. 
He was 324-292 with 61 shutouts in 
27 seasons, which ended last Sep¬ 
tember 22 when he tore an elbow- 
ligament making a pitch to Dave 
Magadan in Seattle. 


Ryan has not undergone surgery 
to repair the tear. Instead, he's 
enjoying his time on his farm in 
Texas, playing tennis and usually 
losing to his wife, Ruth. Ryan said 
before the 1993 season that it 
would be his last go-around, and 
said the career-ending injury left 
him without any second-guessing. 

“It confirmed what I thought 
and removed all doubts,” he said. 


“Some people have the tendency 
ro say. TU play another year’ or 'I 
wish*I had.' that's not the case 
here.” 

While the five former greats are 
gone, they could be together again 
in five years. They will all be eligi¬ 
ble for the Hall of Fame after the 
1998 season - Ryan. Brett and 
Yount seem like locks, Fisk seems 
likely and Murphy is probably on 
the bubble. 


How Lara became a legend 


ST. JOHN'S. Antigua (Reuter) - 
Brian Lara sat alone in the pavil¬ 
ion at the Sydney Cricket Ground 
last year, knowing a silly run-out 
had cost him a wonderful chance 
to achieve the ultimate in cricket. 

No matter that he had just 
scored /. his first Test century, 
against Australia. Beneath the un¬ 
deniable pride lay a trace of disap¬ 
pointment that Sir Garfield So¬ 
bers's world record of 365 not out 
remained intact. 

West Indies coach Rohan Kan- 
hai. one of his country 's most dis¬ 
tinguished ex-batsmen, ap¬ 
proached the 23-year-eld 
Trinidadian with words which now 
burn with significance. "Your next 
innings starts at zero.” Kanhai told 
the young left-hander. "Don’t 
worry- about it. It's gone now. You 
have to start all over again." 

At the Recreation Ground in 
Antigua last Monday, the brilliant 
Lara proved that cricket can be a 
game of second chances. As he 
eclipsed some of the greatest 
names in the sport's history, even 
the watching Sobers could scarcely 
feel wronged or deprived. 

After England’s Graham Gooch 
scored 333 against India at Lord's 
in 1990. it seemed Sobers’ 1958 
record against Pakistan would be 
safe into" the next century. 

Gooch's was the first triple cen¬ 
tury in Test cricket for 16 years 
and the predominance of fast 
bowlers and improved modem 
fielding suggested 365 would re¬ 
main an almost mythical figure in 
the game, a monument to Sobers' 
unique all-round genius. 

Instead, the record has fallen to 
the son of a Trinidadian agricul¬ 
ture station manager, the youngest 
of 11 children, whose fellow coun¬ 
trymen have lone referred to as 
“The Prince." 

A classical stroke-player with 



Cricket sensation Brian 
Lara. 

boyish looks, a gregarious nature 
and a winning smile. Lara was a 
heavy scorer in schools and youth 
cricket before bursting on to the 
first-class scene. 

He leapt to prominence with an 
innings of 182 against the touring 
Indians in 1989. followed by 134 
against England the following year 
when he was also chosen to lead 
Trinidad and Tobago (for one un¬ 
successful season) at the tender 
age of 20. 

He hit 139 in 5* i hours in his 
debut first-class innings for the 
West Indies but. after securing his 
initial Test cap in Pakistan in De¬ 
cember 1990. the national selec¬ 
tors decided his development 
should not be rushed. 

Tales soon began to surface that 
the shy off-field figure was not suf¬ 
ficiently disciplined on it. 

In a match against the touring 
Australians in St. Vincent in 1991. 
he caxne to the crease to face off- 
spinner Peter Taylor, played the 
first ball defensively, then shouted 
to his partner: "Is it turning 
much?” 


Informed it wasn’t. Lara danced 
up the pitch and drove Taylor for 
four. He repeated the stroke next 
ball, was aghast to see it turn, and 
was duly stumped. 

In my event, despite local news¬ 
paper outrage, it was 16 months 
before he played his second Test 
against South Africa in Bridge¬ 
town. and the fateful Sydney 
match was only his fifth Test 
appearance. 

Any inexperience scarcely 
showed at the SCO. In the words 
of the Sydney Morning Herald. 
Lara was so dominant he "might 
have been playing with a stick of 
celery." 

"When T got to 265. I began 
counting down. Everyone knew 
the record I was looking for.” said 
Lara at the time, reflecting on his 
eight-hour effort which included 
3S boundaries. 

"I was dreaming of this day and 
it’s nice that it’s come so early. I 
have put a lot of pressure on my¬ 
self but I have done it before and I 
can do it again." 

Lara. 25 next month, has been 
as good as his word in the Caribbe¬ 
an in recent months. He scored a 
record 715 runs in the Red Stripe 
domestic season at an average of 
79.44 and. before Antigua, had 
averaged 50 in his first 15 Tests. 

"There’s nothing to replace .bat¬ 
ting in the middle." he admitted 
recently. "If you get to 50. or 
whatever, you don’t want to give it 
away." 

Unbeaten on 320 at the close 
last Sunday, be was already 
£50.000 richer after picking up a 
sponsor's bonus for scoring the 
first double hundred of the series. 
He also insisted he was not tired 
and was particularly thrilled to 
have passed 291. the highest Test 
score achieved by the great Viv 
Richards. 


A matter of facts: 
Basketball stats take 
on new dimensions 


JERRY MITTLEMAN 


3iiS! 




TODAY 


■ CHANNEL 5 

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tves 


MONDAY 


BCHANNEL 5 

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ie Kinnerei 17.15 Sailing 17.30 World rug- 
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i look back at the NCAA Final Four 20 JO 
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■ CHANNEL 5 

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WEDNESDAY- 


■ CHANNEL 5 

16.00 English league soccer 17,00 French 
league soccer 17.30 World rugby magazine 
18.00 (to be annouced) 20.00 fable lanms 
21 AX) English league soccer 22-00 NBA 


basketball 23.30 Brazilian soccer 00410 
French league soccer 

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Z30 Eurosport news 

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THURSDAY 


R CHANNEL 5 

16.00 European soccer 17.00 (to be an¬ 
nounced) 17.30 NBA diary 184)0 NBA bas¬ 
ketball 19.30 WWF 20.30 Live Israeli bas¬ 
ketball: Hapoel Jerusalem v Hapoel TA 
22.15 Spanish league soccer 23.45 Israeli 
basketball: Hapoel Jerusalem v Hapoel TA 

■ EUROSPORT 

9.30 Aerobics 10.00 Artistic gymnastics 
1Z00 Eurogolf 13.00 European Cup soccer 
15.00 bve tennis from Madrid 17.00 Live ice 
hockey: USA v Czech Republic 19.30 Olym¬ 
pic magazine 70.30 Europsort news 21.00 
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1.00 Tennis zoo Eurosport news 

■ PRIME SPORTS 

6.00 Tennis 8-00 Motorcycling 10 JO Athlet¬ 
ics 11.00 Snooker 13.00 Sailing 1320 
World of rugby 14,00 Horse racing 15.00 
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World of rugby 22,00 Horse racing 234X3 
NBA basketball: AHanta Hawks v New York 
Knicks 1,00 Motor racing ZOO Windsurfing 


BOB BeUotti, Dave Herren. and 
Martin Maniev. are ail names that 
NBA general managers and scouts 
are familiar with. No. they aren’t 
candidates to be lace picks in some 
upcoming draft. All are authors of 
new statistical methods that a.- 
tempt to evaluate NBA players 
more effectively and have provid¬ 
ed front office personnel and fans 
with additional tools of player 
assessment 

In the period between 1987 and 
19S8. Manley. BeUotti. and Her¬ 
ren all wrote books which attempt¬ 
ed to give a composite picture of a 
player’s production on the court. 
Harren's Basketball Abstract came 
out in 1988. Manley’s first Basket¬ 
ball Heaven book appeared in 
19S7 and he followed that with two 
later editions. Bellorti’s first book 
appeared in 198S. and he has been 
publishing a follow-up edition an¬ 
nually to the present. 

Each of their methods are based 
on the premise that scoring aver¬ 
ages alone give a narrow and often 
distorted picture of a player’s true 
contribution. Although each sys¬ 
tem goes under a different name, 
they are all basically similar. In 
general, positive statistics such as 
points, rebounds, assists, steals, 
and blocked shots are added to¬ 
gether and then negatives like 
missed shots, misused free throws, 
turnovers and personal fouls are 
subtracted from the total. Manley 
divided these figures by games 
played. Therefore, his Production 
Ratings look very similar to scor¬ 
ing averages and are easily 
recognizable. 

In Herren's TEND EX system, 
he factors in the player's minutes 
played and the game pace of his 
team. Bellotti’s Points Created is a 
further refinement of Herren’s 
ideas. By factoring in the Value of 
a Ball Possession, which he's com¬ 
puted for every NBA season and 
for college basketball as well, he 
can compare NBA players from 
different eras. He can also com¬ 
pare the relative contribution of 
college players, which is helpful in 
rating perspective draft picks. In 
theory, the system could be ap¬ 
plied to any league, so in principle, 
players from the Israeli or any oth¬ 
er European league could be 
rated. 

BeUotti, operates the Night 
Work Publishing Co. from his sub¬ 
urban New Jersey home, and as he 
writes, is Night Work’s author, 
publisher, shipping clerk, and jan¬ 
itor all rolled into one. BeUotti 
ponders issues like why NBA scor¬ 
ing is down 5 percent this season, 
the recent epidemic of poor foul 
shooting, and even why borne 
teams fare poorly during Christ¬ 
mas time, His research and conclu¬ 
sions wind up appearing in publi¬ 
cations such as The Sporting News, 
Basketball America , or in his an¬ 
nual book. 

Over the years, BeUotti has 
made the progression from avid 
fan. to writer, to basketball insid- 


ATLANTA (AP) - A1 Mama 
drove in three runs with a homer 
and single as the Pittsburgh Pirates 
won their first road game this sC f" 
son, beating the Atlanta Braves 5- 
2 on Friday night. 

Pittsburgh, which snapped a 
three-game losing streak, entered 
the game as the only team in the 
majors without a road win at 0~- ■ 

Martin, who was once in the 
Braves organization, hit a two-run 
homer in the second off John 
Smoltz (2-2). 

Zane Smith (2-1) allowed Jive 
hits in six innin gs, and rookie Rick 
White picked , worked out of a 
jam in the eighth and pitched the 
nint h for his third save. 

Reds 4, Marlins 2 

Barry Larkin, mired in the worst 
batting slump of his career, stole home 
and scored another run on a wDd pitch 
as host Cincinnati took advantage of 
defensive lapses by Florida. 

Larkin, who entered the game bat¬ 
ting .122, walked and scored the go- 
ahead run after Marlins reliever Richie 
Lewis (0-1) loaded the bases in the 
seventh. 

6, Astros 5 

Todd Zdle's two-out single brought 
in the winning run to cap a wild bot- 
tom-of-the-hinth inning. 

The Astros led 5-1 in the math when 
reliever Mitch Williams (0-1) struck 
out pinch-hitter Geronimo Pena for 
the first out but then issued consent- 
□ve walks to Ray Lankford, Ozac 
Smith and Greg Jefferies to toad the 
bases. 

AMERICAN LEAGUE 
East Division 


AMERICAN LEAGUE 
Brewers 9, Royals 8 fc 

Dave Nilsson hit a two-run double in 
the ho treat of the ninth inning as Mil¬ 
waukee rallied past Kansas City to end 
the Royals* IS l-game streak of holding 
leads- after etjhi tenings. 

The Rojab' streak was the longest 
of that type in 50 years. The last hme 
Kansas Citv wasted a lead after eight 
was in August W9t. when Kansas Citv 
kd Texas 4-3 in the ninth and tost in 11 
innings. 

Orioles 6, Martam * 

Lee Smith got his eighth saw quick: 
cr than anvonc else- Ben McDon¬ 
ald (4-0) became the first AL s fifii 
four-game winner, allowing eight hits 
and three earned nuts in 7 1 * innings at 
Camden Yards. . . 

Smith, who pitched a perfect moth. 
p, T 5 eight saves to Ihe Orioles first 15 
games, breaking the previous record of 
17 games set by Mark Davis of San 
Diego in 1389. 

Baltimore took command in the first 
with four unearned runs off Dave 
Fleming (2-21. 

Bhw Jays 8, Twins 2 
Par HeflKwn pitched a five-h'mer. 
and Joe Carter went 3-Ior-S w«h n 
borne ran as host Toronto emended 
wincing streak to live. 

Henrgcn (3-» struck out .four, 
walked none and allowed only one 
earned run in his second straight com¬ 
plete game. Hempen, who had three 
complete games last season, beat the 
California Angels 4-3 tost Saturday. 

Carter home red in his first at-bar 
against Scon Erickson (1-3) since the 
Twins starter broke Carter's thsmb 
with a pitch during spring iramiog. 
Carter ran Ihe bases slowly ami stared 
over at Erickson after rounding third: 


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Montreal 5, San Dkgo 4 
On(y games scheduled. 

FRIDAY’S NL RESULTS; 
Cincinnati 4, Florida 2 
Ptmbkrgb S. Atlanta 2 
St. Louis 6, Houston 5 
Chicago 9. Colorado 2 
Montreal 7. Los Angeles 6 
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er. In the past. Sacramento, Utah, 
and Minnesota have used him as a 
consultant. Former Buck's coach 
Del Harris praised the Points Cre¬ 
ated method in a lengthy foreword 
to BeUom's most recent book and 
even though Harris has moved on 
ro Sacramento, the Bucks still use 
BeUotti as a consultant. Every 20 
games he analyzes the Bucks’ per¬ 
formance, isolating strengths and 
weaknesses while doing the same 
for the Bucks’ upcoming 
opponents. 

Basketball's new age statisti¬ 
cians all owe a tremendous debt to 
Bill James of Lawrence, Kansas. 
James, whose first book, the Base¬ 
ball Abstract, appeared in 1977, 
has been a prolific and influential 
baseball writer and researcher 
over the years. Even though Her¬ 
ren was tinkering with new statisti¬ 
cal thinking as far back as the late 
1950s during his srudenr days, it 
was James who popularized the 
revolution in new sports stats 
among fans and made them re¬ 
spectable with front office people. 

Over the years baseball has used 
James as a consultant in salaiy ar¬ 
bitration hearings- He’s developed 
a very reliable method of evaluat¬ 
ing minor leaguers’ statistics and 
predicting their future success in 
the majors. Some major league 
teams have even used Jamesian 
theory to reconstruct their batting 
orders. 

The new interest in sophisticat¬ 
ed sports stats among fans also 
spurred the invention of baseball 
fantasy leagues in the 1980s and 
basketball fantasy leagues in the 
’90s. Here fans from their own 
leagues draft their own players 
(based on real major leaguers) and 
base the results according to their 
player’s on-field statistics. Sort of 
a computer age progression from 
the office-run pools of before. 

The nice thing about systems 
like Points Created is that they're 
based on stats that can be culled 
from any full box score. It’s also 
the system's limitation. For in¬ 
stance, there is no way to ade¬ 
quately measure man-toman de¬ 
fense. BeUoni tried this for several 
years before giving up. In rare in¬ 
stances, an Ail-Star like Joe Du- 
mars, whose forte is defense and 
clutch shooting (which also can’t 
be measured through box score 
stats), rates low. 

According to Points Created, 
Hakem Olajawon was the NBA’s 
most productive performer last 
year, not Charles Barkley, an im¬ 
pression that many shared while 
watching last year’s playoffs. As 
for this year's MVP controversy 
between Olajawon and David 
Robinson: my own calculations 
based on Points Created show 
Robinson ahead, with Shaquflle 
O’Neal ranked above both of 
them. 

Sports statistics have entered a 
new era and who knows? Id a few., 
years we could be accurately com¬ 
paring Doron Jamchee and Nadav 
Henefeld with NBA players. 


Utah makes playoffs 



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DENVER (AP)- 
Karl Malone 
scored a season- 
high 38 points, in¬ 
cluding 28 in the 
second half, as 
Utah dinebed the 
fifth playoff spot 
in the Western 
Conference with 
a 113-106 victory 
over Denver. 

Utah, which 
trailed most of the 
game, took the 
lead for good at 94-92 on Malone’s 
basket with 7:46 remaining. Jeff 
Hornacek, who scored 19 points, 
sealed the victory with a shot that 
gave Utah a 106-97 lead with 3:20 
to play. 

Denver was led by Mahmoud 
Abdul-Rauf with 31 points. Abd- 
ul-Rauf was 2-for-2 at the frre- 
throw line, making him 218 of 227 
this season for a .960 percentage. 

Mavericks 107, Rockets 95 

Jamal Mash born scored 28 points 
and Jim Jackson 22 as host Dallas de¬ 
feated injury-depleted Houston. 

The Rockets were without center 
Hakeem Qlajuwon and guard Vernon 
Maxwell, each of whom played in 
Houston's 126-100 victory over Dallas 
Friday at Houston. 

The Rockers, who finish a: home 
against Denver on Son day, have al¬ 
ready wrapped up the Midwest Divi¬ 
sion title and second seed is ti.i West¬ 
ern Conference playoffs. They were 
led by Kenny Smith and Otis Thorpe 
with 19 points each. 

Facers 133, Sixers SS 

Rik Smits scored a career-high 40 
points as host Indiana won its seventh 
straight game. 

The Facers, tied for fifth place with 
Cleveland in the Eastern Conference, 
continued to prep for die playoffs with 
some of their best play of the season, 
while the Sixers lost for the 27th time 
in 31 games. 

Just 24 hoars after losing by 48 
points to New York, the Sixers fell by 
45 points to the Pacers, who matched 
their own NBA mark for margin of 
victory, a 131-86 win over the Knicks in 
1980. ' ; 

T qffana^ in addition to matching its 
chtb-record of seven straight wins, also 
notched its team-record 46th victory. 

Greg Graham, topped Philadelphia 
with 15 points. 

Trail Steers 118, TUnbenrotres 103 

Qiff Robinson scored 23 of his 28 
points in the second half for visiting 
Portland in what might have been the 
final NBA game in Minnesota. 

Isaiah Rider sooted 25 points for the 
Timberwolves, whose owners are 
threatening to sell to a group that 
would move the team to Nashville. 
Tennesee, unless there is. a public take¬ 
over of money-losing Target Center. 

Clyde Drexler also scored 28 points 
for Portland, which closes Sunday 
against Seattle. The Blazers won for 
only the second time in six games as 
they prepare for their 11th straight 
playoff appearance. 

CavaHen 117, Bttilets 96 
Hill scored 20 points cm 8- 
shooting and seven of his host 

FRIDAY'S RESULTS: 

Ctenlmd 117, Washington 96 
PorSawl 118, Minnesota 103 • 

Utah 113, Dearer 106 
Mm 133, MwHp U ii 88 
Boston JM, CUeaga W, 2OT 
DaHas 107, Houston 95 
New York 125, MBwaofa* 85 
Phoenix 127,I~A. CUppwv m 
Seattle 94, San Antonio 87 


Cleveland teammates also reached 
double figures. 

. • The Cavaliers are in a race wnhladi- 
ana for the fifth seed in the Eastern 
Conference playoffs, although ihe ?se¬ 
ers would win a tiebreaker. The fifth 
seed wifi play fourth-seeded Orlando 
in the first round. 

Cleveland scored the first nine 
points of Che game and built leads as 
big as 18 points in the fust quartet. 
Washington shot 27 percent in the peri¬ 
od and never recovered. 

Celtics 104. Bolls 94 

Robert Parish, playing in perhaps 
his next-to-Iast NBA game, scored 
nine points in the second overtime as 
visiting Boston, ended the Bulh' 
chances for the top seed in the Eastern 
Conference. 

The 40-year-old center hit three 
straight baskets to start the second 
overtime, putting the Celtics ahead 
90. He also had three free throws. 

Dee Brown scored a career-high 40 
points for Boston, which will miss the 
playoffs for the fiist time since 3978-79, 

The Bulls, kd by Scoitie Pippea's 30 
points, fell one game behind both At¬ 
lanta and New York, which beat Mil¬ 
waukee 125-85 Friday night. 

Knicks 125, Bucks 85 

Visiting New York enhanced its 
playoff chances and Pat Riley won his 
700th game as an NBA coach. 

Patrick Ewing scored 22 points for 
the Knicks. who defeated Philadelphia 
130-82 Thursday in New York. 

The Knicks, now 56-25, pulled info a 
tie for the best record in the Eastern 
Conference with idle Atlanta. They 
dose out the season Sunday in Chicago 
against tiie Bulls, who lost at home to 
Boston in double overtime and fell a 
game behind the Hawks and New 
York. 

The Bocks, who finish the season 
Saturday night at New Jersey, were led 
by Eric Murdock, who scored 15 points 
before being ejected in the third 
period. 

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SPORTS 



PARJS(AP)-After rising to the pinnacle of Hurope- 
^_soaer ? Olympique Marseille is headed back to 

^ l If r? ?L W ^ adfiCad n ae0: ,n France ’s second division 
and without owner Bernard Tapie. 

t Ending months of delays, French soccer authorities 
on Friday punished Marseille for alleged match-rifr 
gm^bydemotnig the club from the fint division and 
ousting Tapie. 

Olympique will struggle to survive the loss of pres- 
tige-and the looming financial disastei from reduced 
value in television rights. 

Prospective transfers are already expressing doubts 
about.playing on a second-division club next season 
Marseille city officials, who kept Tapie afloat this 
year, wonder where more money will come from. 

Tf£i e ’ lhe P°‘. ,tlc ^ an -tycoon who took over the club 
m 1986, was stripped of his license and barred from 
directing a French club. 

. 'Marseille's former manager, Jean-Pierre Bernes, 
was banned from the sport for life for orchestrating 
bribes to players on the rival club, Valenciennes, to 
throw a league match last season. 

Jean-Jacques Eydelie, the Marseille midfielder 
■who acted as Bernes’ middleman, and two Valenci¬ 
ennes players who accepted the payoffs. Jorge Burru- 


, Tapie out Mac. Haifa, TA get late victories 


chaga and Chri&tophe Robert, were suspended from 
playing in France until July 1. 1996. 

Marseille Inst played in the second division in the 
1983-84 season. 

Tapie called the rulings “a parody.” They do not 
affect criminal investigations into the case. 

“This is a very grave decision, a veritable blow of a 
club,” said the team's finanical director. Alain 
Laroche. 

The bribes were allegedly made so Valenciennes 
would go easy on Marseille in a May 1993 league 
match, "so Tapie’s dub could save energy for the 
European Champions Cup final against AC Milan six 
days later. 

Marseille beat both Valendennes and Milan, be¬ 
coming the first French team to win a European title. 

As the scandal unfolded. Marseille was stripped of 
its fifth straight French league title and barred from 
defending its European trophy this season. 

•‘It’s shameful, a scandal.” said a fan named Mus- 
tapha at the supporter club. “They want to destroy 
Marseille.” 

Tapie remains extremely popular in Marseille, a 
run-down Mediterranean port whose soccer club is. 
some say. the only thing that works well. 


Moorer takes title from Holyfield 


LAS VEGAS (AP) - It would be a 
left-handed compliment to call Mi¬ 
chael Moorer the heavyweight 
champion. 

But that's what Moorer is after 
outpointing Evander Holyfield to 
win the EBF and WBA titles Fri¬ 
day night and become the first left- 
,handed heavyweight champion in 
history. 

To the surprise of many ring- 
si ders, however, Moorer had to 
win the last round in order to win 
the fight, and he won the round on 
all three cards. 

Because be did, he won the fight 
■115-114 in the eyes.of Jerry Roth 
and 116-112 according to Chuck 
Giampa. Daiby Shirley called it 
114-114. making it a majority 
dedsion. 

The AP had it 118-111. 
CompuBox, a computer analy¬ 
sis of the fight, showed Moorer 
landed 341 of 659 punches, 52 per¬ 
cent, while Holyfield landed 194 of 
499 punches, 39 percent. 

Moorer, with 309 right jabs and 
180 on target, had Holyfield con¬ 
stantly confused. “The left-hand¬ 
ed style was a big problem,” Holy- 
field said. T trmned for it but it 
was still a big problem.” 

Moorer had Holyfield reeling in 
-several rounds, cut him over the 
left eye and pounded his face 
lumpy. After the fight, Holyfield 
was taken to Valley Hospital for a 
possible rotator cuff injury which 
his comer said could have hap¬ 
pened in the second round. ^ 
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'appeared HolyfielcTmight end the 
-fight. 

-- Moorer had been stabbing him 
'"with jabs and dominating the 
jound when, at the 2:41 mark, Ho- 
rjyfield lashed out with a left book 
.find right hand to the head that 
dropped Moorer. He took an 8- 
count on one knee before rising. 

The former champion did not 
;offer the shoulder injury as an ex¬ 
cuse and said, "The cut made it 
'difficult, but Michael Moorer 
.fought a great fight.” 



Holyfield’s trainer, Don 
Turner, said his fighter never com¬ 
plained about the shoulder during 
the fight. 

Referring to Holyfield's injury. 
Moorer, 26, said, “I didn't know if 
anything was wrong. He was 
punching like a mule.'’ 

In the I2th round, Moorer 
opened up and had the 31-year-old 
Holyfield showing the age and the 
effects of the many battles be had 




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Harding sues 
•: ex-husband 

"PORTLAND (AP) - American 
: fignre skater Tonya Harding is 
badt in court, this rime in a fight 
with her ex-bus band over a pickup 
• truck^inda motorcycle. 

• She filed a lawsuit Friday 
against Jeff Giflooly seeking the 
retnm of a pickup truck and a 
motorcycle, or $12,500. She also 
.^eeks $30,000 in punitive 
-damage 

■OA& injunction was issued bar- 
■■ ring any sale of the vehicles. A 
hearingwas scheduled for Friday. 
“• -Tbe'lawsuit said Harding 
'bou^tithe,vehicles last year, using 
own money. In November, the 
l^noforcyde was parked behind her 
itfoptherTri-law’s house for the win- 
t'ter/ fa January, the couple split 
daring the .investigation of the 
kqeeh&ihig of Harding's rival. 
Olympic s3ver medalist Nancy 


Dallas, Detroit, Calgary 
win conference games 


ST. LOUIS 
(AP) - Dallas. 
Detroit and 
Calgary won 
Western Con¬ 
ferences 
games as the 
NHL playoffs 
continued Fri¬ 
day night. 

Paul Cavallini scored a power- 
play goal at 8:34 of overtime to 
lead the Stars to a 5-4 victory over 
the St. Louis Blues and a 3-0 lead 
in their first-round playoff series. 

The Stars can complete a sweep 



CavaUini, a former Blues player, 
added a second-period assist and has a 
goal and five assists ia the series. 

The Stars won despite getting out- 
shoi 48-31. 

The Blues have been swept five 
times in history, including twice in the 
Stanley Cup finals. They had woo then- 
previous five overtime home games in 
the playoffs. 

The teams combined for three goals 
in the final 6:13 of regulation, and the 
Blues forced the extra period on 
Alexei Kasatonov's second goal of the 
playoffs with 28.6 seconds to go. 

Red Wings 3, Sharks 2 

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THE 33rd round of National 
League soccer action was a true 
cracker. An exciting doubleheader 
at Bloomfield proved that Israeli 
soccer can be as thrilling as any 
other soccer match across the 
globe. 

The four teams - Maccabi Tel 
Aviv, Maccabi Netanya, Hapoel 
Tel Aviv and Maccabi Haifa - pro¬ 
duced two matches at Bloomfield 
which 22.000 spectators will never 
forget. Thousands were locked 
outside unable to acquire tickets 
for a double act that featured the 
league's top two in the battle for 
the title. 

The stadium was a mass of color 
as the green of Maccabi Haifa, 
mingled with the red of Hapoel 
Tel Aviv and gold of Maccabi Tel 
Aviv. 

At the end of three hours of 
heart-stopping action the top two 
sides both won late victories and 
remained within two points of 
each other with just six matches 
left. 

Mae. Netanya 1. Mac. Td Aviv 2 

The Tel Avivans came out of die 
tunnel into a raucous Bloomfield stadi¬ 
um knowing that anything less then a 
win would realistically spell the end of 
their title aspirations. 

Both sides opened with the emphasis 
on attack. The Netanyans almost took 
a 32nd minute lead when Avishai Jano 
lobbed the ball centimeters over the 
Tel Aviv upright after goalkeeper Al¬ 
exander Obarov had straddled off his 
line to intercept a dangerous run by 
Igor Shkvrin. 

Six minutes later Netanya stunned 
the Tel Aviv supporters as Shkvrin di¬ 
rected Jano's cross from the left wing 
past Obarov from close range. 

The goal sent the huge hostile seg¬ 
ments of red and green in the crowd 
into ecstasy, but their jov proved short¬ 
lived as Itzik Zobar headed in the Tel 
Aviv equalizer four minutes later. 

In the 60th minute the Tel Avivans 
were awarded a penalty as Nir Klinger 
was toppled over as be burst through 
the area. Itzik Zohar. normally a sure 
bet from II meters, struck his spot kick 
too close to Gabi Elbaz in the Netanya 
goal, and the shot was safely gathered. 

Tel Aviv's title pursuit seemed dead, 
as the game-dock ran on into the final 
minutes. Then, with less than 120 sec¬ 
onds left, Avi Nurmi met a superbly 
flighted Zohar corner at the near-post'. 


DEREK FA7TAL 


2 nd skillfully backheaded it over El- 
baz's line for a true last-gasp winner. 
The goal also lifted Maccabi Tel Aviv 
to the top of the table for a couple of 
hours. 

Hap. Haifa 2, Mac. Haifa 3 

By the time the second Bloomfield 
match got underway the massive crowd 
was at fever-pitch, whipped into a fren¬ 
zy by the thrilling conclusion of the 
first spertade. The atmosphere at the 
beginning of ihe game was nothing 
compared to that at the end as both 
sides conspired to produce 90 minutes 
of thrilling soccer. 

The game started at a furious pace 
with both sides throwing men forward 
and a draw seemed out of question. 
Within 13 minutes three goals were 
scored. 

The Haifaites struck first blood. 
Eyal Berkovitz - in brilliant form - 
picked out Sergie Kandaurov with 
stunning pass. Kandaurov beat his de¬ 
fender and placed the ball smartly past 
Polish international 'keeper Jaroslav 
Baku in the Hapoel goal. 

Three minutes later Hapoel's Haim 
Revivo showed the same eerie ability 
to find the right man in the right place, 
feeding Konstantin Marko across the 
area. Marko chested the pass down 
and smacked the ball with a vengeance 
into the Haifa net. 

Within 120 seconds Eyal Berkwotiz 
manufactured another incredible goal 
out of nothing. Deep in midfield he 
flighted the bail straight to the feet of 
AJon Hazan. Hazan tore away from 
the last man in the Hapoel defense and 
rammed the ball straight through Ba¬ 
ku's legs. 

The rest of the half was packed with 
incidents, but somehow no fun her 
goals were scored. 

After the break, the pace slowed 
down and Haifa seemed to gain control 
of the proceedings. Then in the 80th 
minute. Hapoel's Yossi Medar scored 
the goal of the match. Punishing Hai¬ 
fa's defense for not dosing him down, 
be bulleted the ball from the edge of 
zhe area into Raff Cohen's goaf to 
equalize. 

The Haifites looked bewildered, but 
continued to work the ball forward. 
With four minutes of play left Kan- 
daurov slipped the ball across the Ha¬ 
poel penalty area and the ball trickled 
through to Berkowitz to nab the win¬ 
ner. after all had seemed lost. His 8th 
goal of the season could in the end 
prove his most vital yet. 


Bet. Jerusalem 1, Hap. Haifa 3 

This first match of Be tar's three- 
matek radius punishment, dosed to Je¬ 
rusalem fans, was played in a ghost¬ 
like atmosphere before a handful of 
Hapoel fans who made the trip to Ash- 
dad's neutral ground. 

A 26th minute goal by Ronnen Har- 
azi for Beiar suggested their journey 
was wasted. The Haifaites however 
fought back, leveling the scores 
through the veteran Ncsach Masoubi 
four minutes before the break. Three 
minutes later Shlomi Elbaz made it 2-1 
for Hapoel with a 20-meter cracker 
that beat Yaacov Assayag. 

Hapoel then made a mockery of its 
position at the foot of the league to 
take the match to 3-1 when a Hisham 
Zuabi header was deflected in for an 
own-goal by Jerusalem's Meir Kadosh. 

Hap. Hoion 0, Hap. Beersbeba 0 

This was never going to be an easy 
match for the Negev side, especially 
after last week's disappointing loss to 
Betar Jerusalem playing away to a 
team refreshed by its victory against 
Maccabi Tel Aviv. 

Friday's heat took its toll on all the 
players, bur the Holonis managed to 
adapt to the conditions and looked the 
more threatening. Yisrael Mayer twice 
came close before the interval. 

Beersheba had a more enterprising 
second half; with its best chance falling 
to Oren Sagxon 10 minutes before the 
final whistle. 

Bad Yehuda 3. Mac. Pelah Tikva I 

The Hatilrva Quarter has much to 
thank Hapoel's Golan Malul for. 
Three errors uf judgment by the Ha¬ 
poel deeper gave Bnei Yehuda the 
match. The first saw Malul fell oppos¬ 
ing attacker Shai Edani in the area and 
Sergei Gerasimetz hammered home 
from the spot. 

Malul then misjudged a long shot in 
the second period from Mo&he Eisen- 
berg which increased the hosts lead to 
2-0. Assi Ben-Shim on hit Petah Trk- 
va's solitary consolation goal in the 
57th minute. 

Malul was again a\ fault with the 
third goal, failing to safely handle a 
lunge by Gerasimetz. then allowing the 
eager Edani to edge the ball over the 
line in the 80th minute. 

Hap. Petah Tikva 1, Hap. Kfar Sava I 

The Kfar Savans. without striker 
Motti Yeverbaum, managed to take a 
point in a match ruined by a ferocious 
wind on Friday. 

Petah Tikva's Carmelo Mishish 


scored straight from a comer in the 
70th minute. The home outfit looked 
to have the match sewn up. but in the 
84th minute Noam Casey brought 
down Gabi Sapir in the box! Carlos de 
Silva leveled from the spot. 

Mac. Herzbya 0, Irani Ashdod 0 

This uneventful match reflected the 
two sides' low positions in the stand¬ 
ings. Yuval Ohana had a number of 
opportunities to give die Herzliyans 
the lead, while Ashdod's Amir Turje- 
man hod what could have been a win¬ 
ning goal 


NATIONAL LEAGUE 

Mac. Notanya _(1)T Has. Td Avht 
Siikvrtn. 38 

Mac. Handlya _(0» 

Hap. Tot Aufv -HP 
Marta. 11 
Medar. 80 


Zorur. 42 
Nimra. 89 
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Mae. Haifa _ 


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Hap. Hoton 
Hap. PT _ 

Mshtsh. 70 
Bat. JtMuaalafn ( 1)1 
Harazi. 26 


Bnd Yehuda _(i)3 
Gansematz. 38. pen 
Eeentsag. so 
Edani. 80 


Kandaurov. 8 
Hazan. 13 
Bertatuitz. 86 

Hap. Baerahoba _(OK) 

Hap. Kfar Sava __ {ojl 

dc Silva. 84. pm 

Hap. Haifa - (2)3 

Masoubi. 41 
& Elbaz. 44 

KaUSh. 68 M 

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Mac. Tel Aviv 
Bet Jerusalem 
Hap Beersheba 

Hep. Tel Aviv 
Hap. Hoton 
Mac. Netanya 
Bnei Yehuda 
Hap. Petah Tfcva 
Mac. Petah Tikva 
Mac. Herztya 
Iron Ashdod 
Hap. Kfar Sava 
Hap. Harta 


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' - 5 pants deducted by IFA Asapfinary court. 
“ - 12 pomis deducted by IFA oisapinaiy court. 
— - 14 points dedu ct ed by FA duopUiary court 


Cantona marks return with winning 
two-goal salvo as Utd beats Man City 


;^ TS \ ......... _ 

EX-CHAMP- Evander Holyfield walks dejectedly to his corner as 
a jubilant Michael Moorer celebrates his victory. (AP] 

in a career dating to 1984. 

Holyfield tried to go toe-to-toe 
with Moorer in the final round but 


Moorer had him reeling backward 
on several occasions, mainly from 
the right jab. 

The history-making victory 
boosted Moorer's record to 35-0 
with 30 knockouts. Moorer, who 
weighed 214 pounds, was fighting 
for only the 13th time as a 
heavyweight. 


LONDON (Reuter) - Eric Can¬ 
tona made a typically flamboyant 
return from suspension with two 
goals to lead Manchester United 
to a 2-0 victory over Manchester 
City yesterday and re-ignite its 
flagging championship charge. 

The victory lifted United , three 
points clear of second-placed 
Blackburn Rovers, who play 
Queen’s Park Rangers today, and 
put the English Premier League 
champions firmly back on course 
for a second successive title. 

Cantona, banned for three 
league and two cup games after 
two dismissals, produced his two 
lethal blows just before halftime 
thanks to incisive passes from 
Mark Hughes. 

He broke the deadlock in the 
40th minute and then broke Gty’s 
spirit with a superb second goal 
that he sent under the goalkeep¬ 
er’s body three minutes into first- 
half injury time. 

But the Frenchman, voted Play¬ 
er of the Year by his fellow profes¬ 
sionals, marred a glorious return 
with a booking five minutes from 
time for pulling down an 
opponent. 

United also bad Paul Ince and 
Roy Keane booked, while City's 
Steve McMahon and David Ro- 

PREMEER LEAGUE: Aston Vffla 1. Arsenal 
2; Chefsea 1, Leeds 1; Evertoa 0, Coventry 0; 
Manchester United 2, Manchester City 0; 
Newcastle 3, Oldham 2; Norwich 0, Sheffield 
United J; Shi 
Swindon 2, 


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castle were shown yellow cards. 

Although United reached the 
F.A.. Cup final without him, Can¬ 
tona was sorely missed “in ihe 
league as they lost twice and col¬ 
lected just three points out of nine 
in the three games be sat out. 

Cantona, who also scored twice 
when Manchester United came 
back from 2-0 down to beat City 3- 
2 in November, was the difference 
between the sides again in the 
120th Manchester derby. 

His intuitive reading of the 
game led to both goals, which took 
his tally for the season to 22. 

The first came when Hughes, in 
his own half, put Andrei Kancheis- 
kis clear and the Ukrainian out¬ 
paced bis marker and threaded a 
cross between goalkeeper Andy 
Dibble and a defender for Can¬ 
tona to flick home on the goal- 
line. 

His second followed quickly af¬ 
ter when he ran onto Hughes's 
defense-splitting pass and cheekily 
pushed the ball under Dibble's 
body as the keeper rushed out. 

Tottenham Hotspur eased its 
relegation fears with its first home 
win in six months. 3-0 over fefiow- 
strugglers Southampton. 

DIVISION ONE: Botton4,Mlddksbroo^i I; 
Bristol City I, Watford !; Chariton 5, Peter¬ 
borough I; Crystal Palace I, Barnsley 0; 
Grimsby 1, Derby 1; Oxford United 2, 
Leicester 2: Portsmouth 0, Bir min g ham 2; 
Southend 0, Sunderland 1; Stoke 0, Notts 
Comity 0: Tranmere 3, Mill wall 2; Wolves 1. 


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Goals in the fifth, 67th and 89th 
minutes from Steve Sedgley. 
Vinny Samways and England 
winger “Dairen "Andetton' - earned 
Tottenham only its third win in 16 
Premier League games and lifted 
them four points dear of the rele¬ 
gation zone. 

But Everton, another of En¬ 
gland’s big five clubs, remained 
firmly entrenched in the relegation 
dogfight a point behind Totten¬ 
ham when it was held 0-0 at home 
by Coventry City. 

Sheffield United snatched only 
its second away win of the season. 
1-0 at Norwich, to move into third- 
■from-bottom spot above Oldham, 
which lost 3-2 at third-placed 
Newcastle. 

Swindon Town, bottom for all 
of its first Premier League season, 
became the first side to be relegat¬ 
ed when it lost 4-2 at home to 
Wimbledon. 

Ipswich remains in grave danger 
of relegation after a crushing 5-0 
defeat at Sheffield Wednesday, its 
sixth in eight games. The team is 
four points above the relegation 
zone but face title contenders 
Manchester United and Blackburn 
in its final two games. 

DIVISION TWO: Blackpool 0, Reading 4: 
Bournemouth 1, Wrexham 2; Bradford to. 
Barnet ppd. Brantford 1. Plymouth 1; Brigh¬ 
ton 2. Fulham 0; Exeter 1, Leyton Orient 0: 
HarUepoo) 2, Bristol Borers 1; Rotherham l, 
HoH <h Stockport 2, Cardiff 2: York 0. Burn¬ 
ley 0. 

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Tottenham manager Ossie Ar- 
diles said: “We needed a result 
.tgday. We are^not out^of it by any 
’stretch of the imagination,Tiui this 
VY£s without question a giant step 
for us. 

“We have three games left and 
have to keep showing the same 
positive attitude. If we do that we 
will be okay.” Everton boss Mike 
Walker said the draw left his side 
“hanging on the edge” of relega¬ 
tion, ~ but remained confident it 
would escape the drop. 

Ian Wright scored both goals, 
one from the penalty spot and the 
other in the final minute, as Arse¬ 
nal won 2-1 at League Cup win¬ 
ners Aston Villa to remain a point 
behind Newcastle. 

DIVISION THREE: Carlisle 3. Wigan II; 
Chester 3. Hereford 1: CheslerBrid 1. Bory 
I; DarBngura 0. Preston 2: Doncaster fl, 
Scarborough 4; GOUnghani 1. Mansfield fh 
Rochdale 2, Crewe Ik Shrewsbury 2. NonJi- 
amptoa I; Torquay 3. Lincoln Walsall 1. 
Colchester 1 Wycombe 2, Scunthorpe 2. 

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Carfiste 
Bury 

Scarborough 
Mansfield 
GiBngftam 
Doncaster 
Colchester 
Lincoei 
Hereford 
Wigan 

Northampton 
Darfngton 

SCOTTISH PREMIER: Aberdeen 2. Partick 
fh Dundee 0, Critic 2; Hibernian 0, Mother- 
well 2i Kilmarnock 0, Ralth 0; Rangers 2, 
Dundee United !: St Johnstone fl. Hearts 0. 


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NEW YORK (Reuter) - Wall 
Street stocks and bonds closed 
slightly weaker Friday amid light 
profit-taking after Thursday’s 
stunning rally. 

The dollar eased against most 
major currencies in a quiet session 
before the weekend meeting of 
economic officials from the 
world’s richest industrial nations. 

The Dow Jones industrial aver¬ 
age was off 3.86 points to end at 
3.64S.6S, and it was down 12.79 
points for the week. 

But in the broader market, ad¬ 
vancing issues led declines 1.266 to 
909 on trading of more than 295 
million shares on the New York 
Stock Exchange. 

The Nasdaq index gained 3.82 
points at 722.56. On the Nasdaq 
market, advancing issues outnum¬ 
bered losers 7-6. 

Analysts said the market took 
heart in the stable performance of 
bonds, although they noted trad¬ 
ing activity slowed prior to the 
weekend. 

In the bond market, the bench¬ 
mark 30-vear Treasury bond 
closed down 6/32. or $18.75 per 
$1,000. The yield edged up to 7,23 
percent from 7.21 percent at 
Thursday‘s close. 

"On lop of a big run like we had 


yesterday, it’s a good perfor¬ 
mance/’ said Bruce Binles. mar¬ 
ket strategist at J.C. Bradford. 

The Dow gained more than 53 
potties Thursday. The gains were 
sparked by a drop in long-term 
bond interest rates and on strong 
earnings by IBM Corp. 

Analysts said they were encour¬ 
aged by the lack of active profit¬ 
taking in stocks, noting it showed 
that some investors were looking 
for the market to move higher. 

Foreign exchange traders were 
reluctant to push the dollar firmly 
in any direction before finance 
ministers of the Group of Seven 
nations meet in Washington this 
weekend. 

They feared the meeting may 
result in an agreement between 
the countries -"Britain, Germany, 
France, Italy. Japan. Canada and 
the United States - to support a 
stronger dollar. 

In late trading, the dollar was 
quoted at 103.23 Japanese yen in 
New York, down from 103.50 yea 
Thursday. It also-eased to 1.6900 
German marks from 1.6910 marks 
Thursday. 

Silver prices plummeted, drag¬ 
ging down gold prices as well, as 
speculators sold heavily based on 
weak demand for the metal. 


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LONDON (Reuter) - Shares 
closed firm and near the day’s 
highs as the market built on gains 
prompted by the overnight rise on 
Wall Street and in US bonds. The 
FTSE 100 closed 32.5 points high¬ 
er at 3.133.7 which was down 35.1 
on last Friday. 

PARIS - French shares recov¬ 
ered their poise after three consec¬ 
utive sessions of decline, ending 
the last day of the April bourse 
account two percent higher. 

Dealers said art easing in money 
market rates, following the Bank 
of France's cut in official rates yes¬ 
terday. and a strong recovery in 
French bond futures underpinned 
ihe rally. The CAC~*0 index end¬ 
ed up 43.22. at 2.135.17 a drop of 
24.42 since last week. 

ZURICH - Swiss shares ended 
firmer, but off the day’s high as 
weak Roche certificates weighed 
on the market, dealers said. 

The SMI index of leading shares 
ended 0.3 points firmer at 2.787.9. 
well below the day's high at 
2.SUJ.S. O'er the week, the index 
fen"S5'pc-inCs. - ' 

The all-share SPI eased 6.74 
points to 1,802.23. a fall of 41.29 
on last Friday’s close. 

TOKYO - Tokyo stocks fin¬ 
ished higher as Japan's political 
turmoil eased and the yen weak¬ 
ened against the dollar. But finan¬ 
cial insrimrions' selling in high- 


tech issues and foreigners' profit¬ 
taking erased some earlier gains. 
The Nikkei average closed up 
165.03 points 19.964.39. Down 
200.24 from last Friday. 

HONG KONG - Hong Kong 
stocks bounced back from Thurs¬ 
day's steep slide to finish sharply 
higher as Wall Street's overnight 
gains sparked fresh demand. The 
Hang Seng index finished 222.26 
points higher at 9,156.85. Down 
379-21 from last week. 

SYDNEY - Australian shares 
ended firmer but failed to extend 
their lead despite positive offshore 
signals and a firmer bond market. 
The local bourse came off its intra¬ 
day high of 2(155.3 points, to end at 
2042.5. a gain of 12.9 points on the 
day. a fall of 38.1 from last Friday. 

JOHANNESBURG - South 
African gold shares reversed early 
gains by the close as a weaker bul¬ 
lion price brought some pre-week¬ 
end selling in relatively quiet 
trade. Other shares had posted 
gains as a generally firm ug^enone 
offered support but big buyers re- 
maine<rsttrce'. r - 

The Overall index closed' five 
points better at 5.042 a gain of 73 
on last week. The industrial index 
was 21 points better at 5.9S3, up 
251 from last week and the gold 
index was off 19 at 1.841 a drop of 
100 on last Friday. 


NEW YORK l AP) - Slam dunk or 
takeout? Stock investors were try¬ 
ing to determine which one they 
were seeing this past week as the 
market staged what could be the- 
beginning of a sustained rebound. . 

But traders and analysts still' 
paint a picture of an unusually 
confusing and treacherous market 
- so perplexing that some won’t 
even venture a guess about Wall 
Street’s future direction. 

Some analysts said Thursday's 
53-point rise in the Dow Jones in¬ 
dustrial average signaled the end 
of a painful correction that started 
in early February and lopped more 
than nine percent off the blue-chip 
index. Others said the bear market 
was just taking a breather. 

On Thursday, the Dow re¬ 
couped just a fraction of Ihe 379- 
point slide that began in early Febr 
raary. when the Federal Reserve 
began a campaign to aggressively 
fight inflation by raising short¬ 
term interest rates. The Fed tight¬ 
ened for the third time on Mon¬ 
day. sending the Dow down 41 
points. 

But Thursday, bond prices shor 
up. interest rates fell and equity 
investors went on a buying spree, 
giving analysts some hope that the 
downdraft may have ended. 

The market treaded water Fri- ’ 
day. The Dow eased 3.86 points to 
dose at 3.648.68. paring its loss for 
the week to 12.79. 

Despite the anemic perfor¬ 
mance at week's end, there was 
enough stability to give confidence 
to the market bulls. They reason 
that prices have been battered so 
low that bargain-hunters should 
begin buying iu earnest and help 


lift stocks. 

James Solloway. research direc¬ 
tor at Argus Research Corp., said 
investors should have the confi¬ 
dence to buy because the economy 
. and corporate earnings ate strong 
enough to weather the rise in in¬ 
terest rates. 

“We really won’t, have to worry 
about a major slowdown until at 
least the middle of $5 if not after 
that,” Solloway said. 4t I wouldn’t 
rule out another testing of the 
lows, but I think the worst is cer¬ 
tainly past in this correction.” 

Charles Clough, chief invest¬ 
ment strategist at Merrill Lynch, 
disagrees. Stocks snapped back on 
Thursday because “we got awful¬ 
ly, awfully oversold.” 

Industrial stocks have been un¬ 
derperforming utilities and finan¬ 
cial stocks for several weeks, a sign 
that manufacturers - the work¬ 
horses of the economy - are not on 
solid enough footing to produce 
strong profits past the first or sec¬ 
ond quarter, Clough said. 

•‘This is. a stock market dis¬ 
counting a slower economy in the 
second half of the year,” Clough 
said. “What that means is earnings 
are in trouble." 

On Friday, the New York Stock 
Exchange's composite index fell 
' 0.23 to 247.95. gaining 0.49 for the 
week. The Nasdaq composite in¬ 
dex rose 3.82 to 722.56, but lost 
5.41 for the week. 

At the American Stock Ex¬ 
change, the market value index 
rose 2.18 to 433.31, down 4.98 for 
the week. The Standard and 
Poor’s 500 index lost 1.10 to 
447.63, posting a gain of 1.45 for 
the week. 


Patah (foreign currency deposit rates) (21.4*94) 

Currency {deposit for;} 3 MONTHS 8 MONTHS 12 MONTHS 

U.S. dollar IS250.000I 3.500 3375 4.500 

Pound sterling 1000.000) 3.625 3.750 4.125 

German mark (DM 200.000) 4.500 4375 <375 

Swiss franc ISF 200.000) 3.000 3.000 3.000 

Yen (10 million yen) 0.625 0.750 1.125 

(Rates vary Mgftar or tower than Indicated according to deposit) 


Shekel 


Foreign Exchange Rates* (224.94 

CHECKS AND 


TRANSFERS 


BANKNOTES 


Currency basket 
U.S. Collar 
German mark 
Pound sterling 
French franc 
Japanese yen (100) 
Dutch florin 
Swiss franc 
Swedish krone 
Norwegian krone 
Danish krone 
Finnish mark 
Canadian dollar 
Australian dolls' _• 

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Italian lira H000> 
Jordanian d<nar 
Egyptian pound 
ECU 

Irish punt 

Spanish peseta 11001 


Buy Sell Buy 

3.2070 3.2520 — 

2.37 IT 3.0131 2-32 

1.7548 1.7795 1.72 

4.4157 44790 4.33 

05123 0-5172 0.50 

28663 2 9067 2-32 

1.5638 13858 154 

2.0676 20958 2.03 

0.3770 0 3823 0.37 

0.4051 0.4108 0.40 

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SOURCE: BANK LEUNU 


Libor rates 




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Foreign financial data courtesy ol 

CommStock Trading Ltd. 


« Futures. Options. 
Stocks. Bonds 
and Mutual Funds 
34 Ben Yehuda St., 
Jerusalem. 

Tel. 02-244963. 03-5758826 
Fax. 02-244876 


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Source: CcnnnSoct Trading Ud. (Data 22-APR.94) 


NEW YORK 

AMP Inc S3 71 

AMR Corp 57 

ASA »8 

Atoned Lobs raus 

Aona Cleveland II 

Advanced Wen .’M 

Aetna Ule 53!5 

AfrjiMrd Publ 105 
Aflac 79.68 

Ah maroon IHF1 10 6JS 

An Prod* 43875 

Albert o-Cu tv B J1.6J5 

Albertson's 283T75 
Alcan AhimtMim 21.125 
Aleo Standard 49 875 

Ale. & Ala* 14 8 

Allegheny Pwer 73.25 
Allied Signal 35 175 

Alcoa 67 75 

Ana, 2225 

Amdahl Corp 7 375 

Amerada Hasa 48.5 
Amer Brands 71.75 

Amer Cyaiumd 48 

Amer El Power 33. IX 

Amnr Eapraes 29.615 

Amer Gen! Corp 2b 

Amer Greeting 29 875 

Amer Home Pr 58 

Amer Inf) *7 

Amer Natl Ins 50 

Amer Stores 25.5 

Amer T & T 52.375 

Ameruech *175 

Amefei Inc 13 >25 

Amoco 55411 

Analog Device* 76.12S 
Annouser-Busch 53875 
Aon Corp 4BJ75 

Aapfa Computet 21.75 
Archer Darnels 23 

Artda 6 fi2S 

Armco c 875 

Armnrong World 5J675 
Awrco 22 Sib 

Ashland Od 4075 

Artannc RehHd 9ft 7 25 
AalO Data Pro 50125 
Auiodes* 555 

Avery Dennison 7575 
A, net Inc 36 125 

Avon Products 53J75 

Btirnco Corp IKS 
Baker Hughes 18.5 
Ball Corp 26 126 

Baity 6.675 

Britmora Gas 33471 

Bj nc One Com 215 

Bandog 4875 

BenkAmonca 44 

Bank of Beaton K 
Bank of Now Yk 51875 
Banker: Tia NY <0.675 
Bamefl Bents 46.125 

Borne Mourn <3d 335 

Bsuadi & Lomb 44 25 

Barter Inti 22.75 

Beaon Dlckroen 37.125 
Ben Artannc 53.75 
Bell Industries 16.175 
BdUSoum 81.125 

HA Beta Carp 4726 
Benefoel Corn 36 5 

Bethlehem Steal 19 75 
Beiroriy Erupts 13 

Black 6 Decker 183»5 
Boeing 43.75 

Bone Cascade 21 7b 

Borden me 1225 

Homier Inc 21 125 

Briggs 5 Srrwn 8025 
Bntil Myrs Sqb S3 375 
Bdi Auw» ADR 61275 
BP ADR G9 

Brrr Steel AM 72 125 
Bril Telecom 505 

Brooklyn Union 73.876 
Brown Group 37JTS 
Brown & Sharpe 6 673 
Browning Farm 28075 
Brunswick 21275 

Burlington Nihn So 75 

CBIlPds 30125 

CBS Inc 2*4.5 

CMS Energy Com 72 125 
CPC Intom <825 

CSX Corporation 70 125 
Caboi Com 51.176 
Compboll Soup 40 
CaprtaJ CB ABC 700 
Capital Haloing* 3608 
Carolina Pwr U 26 
Carpenter Tech SS 
Carter Hawtev 10 75 

Cnenuuar 107^75 
Center*n Ereigy 11.5 
Cenex Corp 305 
Central & SW 25 12b 
Condla n 2*25 

OMrnpajn *trf OM7S 
Cfung Shoppen n 5 
Cfiwp Manhalian 3175 
Chemical Big 36 


Chevron Corp 9025 
Qdquta Brands 14275 
Chrvtier 48.75 

Chubb Corp 7097b 

Cjiuxvp 3727b 

Chit Eautimetn S7.S 
OmnOCMta 36-125 

Coro. 50.825 

Coastal Corp 31 12S 

Cnee Cota 40 

Coca Cota Em 17 37S 

Cotgara Ptimtiv 5S 
Comcast Corp A 15275 

Common** Edison 2525 
Comoart 107 75 

Compute Ass 1m 3026 

Computer 5a 37 125 

ConAgra 79 

Con* Edison 30 375 

Coro Freightwys 2325 

Cons HC Gas 39 375 

CoroRtil 56J7S 

Conti Bank Corp 34 825 

Conti Com 225 

Cooper V*l* 38.5 

Coen lAdolphl 10b 

Coming Iru X. 5 

Crane 25 b 

Cray Research 25.975 

Crcwn Cork Seal 35.625 

Ciehmms Engine 4125 

Curtass-Wrlgta JS 

Cvh'tes Semicon 16 5 

Cypres* Wnersl 26 

DSC Common 5725 

(XX 3275 

Oena Corp 53.675 

Data General 7125 

Devron Hu aeon 74075 

De Been 32 

Deere 70875 

Dalm Pwr & L 20.75 

Date Air ines AZ2S 

Defuse Corp 77 125 

Detroit Edison 265 

Dial Coro Dti 46375 

DabakI Inc 40.75 

Ogfctf £auip 19-375 

DlUrd Dep St 34125 

Dtaney IWaOl 42525 

Dominion Res 41.75 

Done!lev (HR) 2737b 

Dover Corn 6525 

Dow Chemical) 59375 

Don* Jonas 39 

Drawer ' 2229 

Dreyfus Corp 48.5 

Duka Power 36 125 

Dun & Bradat 585 

Du Pom 54633 

E G ft G Corp 15^t> 

E-Synm. '407s 

Eastern Em*. 2825 

Eastman Kodak 40.75 

Eaton Corp ; 53 

Etfitw Inc 24 75 

Emerson Else 505 

Engelhard Corp _ 3EJ> 

Enron Corp '3025 

Enaanh Corp 13.075 

Entergy Corp 31-375 

Ethyl Corp 11 IK 

Exxon 63.125 

FMCCorjr 4M79 

m. Croup 34825 

FeCdets Corp 7.625 

Fodsral Esprss 72 

Federal Mogul 20 

Fed Not Mtge 02 

Federal ftp Bd »E76 

deldcteal Can 3173 

Fust Sank Sys 345 

first Chicago 52,625 

FstFIdBcoro 46025 

FirB Inters 7b 75 

Fst Miseetaatp 15 1Z5 

Eet Union Rlty 7 2b 

Reel Fin) Gro 37 

Heenird Enwrp 195 

Homing Cm Ok 2435 

fiord* PrOg 29.75 

Hirer Coro 507813 

Food uon Inc 5 8125 

Fprt Motor 56 62S 

Foaer Whestar 38 075 

Freeport McMor 1&375 

GATX Coro 39.37£■ 

Geko Corp Be 

GTE Corp 31.875 

Gsnrwp 52J 

Gas inc Del 46 

Geneorp 11625 

Gen Am Irwesi 70 5 
Gen Dynamics 38JI75 

Oon Elostna 98 

Gen Mills 62125 

Gen Motors S6.62S 

Gen Motor* E 34375 

Gan RiiBs Urt 30376 

Gen Remsumee 11238 

Gen Signal 32.125 

Genuine Pens 34 75 

Georgia Fas 90 


Garber Prodcu 31 5 

GUIette 66.625 

Glaxo AUt I7.1JS 

Goldon W Foil 3075 

Goo Until (HFI 44.175 

Goodyear Tire 38 

Grace (W0RI 40 125 

Grainger (WWJ 61375 

Grt Ad R*c Tee 2335 

Gri Western Flnl 17 

Grow Group 15375 

KalEburon 25 75 

Hanna IMA] 35.5 

Haaesurr 39 875 

Hirnischleger 20 2S 

Harrd Corp 0.825 

Harooo Corp 42375 

Haronav 8375 

Hasbro 33075 

Hecta Mining 10 75 

Helnt IHJ1 33125 

Hmrch & Payna 16.75 

Hercules 10425 

Herihev Foods 4SJ5 

Hewtett Packard 77 

Hilton Hotels 54J75 
Home Depot 41375 
Hemeataka 17 75 

Honeywe4 3125 

Hormel (Gaol 19 

Household ktd 31.12S 
Houston tads 38375 
Humana 1BJ75 

tTTCorp 88 75 

IBinoa Power 7725 
Illinois Tool 3X5 

bnceia Group 
INCO 22375 

tagersoa Rand 34375 
Inland Steel 33 125 

Intel Corp 60375 

tar erresh 3X6 ■ 

talertake 2875 

IBM 5075 

tad Fmhr EraB 16JS 
Iml Flav & ft 36.625 
Inti MuWoods 15875 
tad Paper 61 

taurouHK 293 

JBmes River Da 17 875 
Jefleraon Pin 49375 
Johnson 6 J 40JS 

K Man 19 

Keuogg M S 

Aormemeuu 50515 

KenAtcGee 46625 
karCoro » 

Kimberly dark 53375 
Kmp World Prod 34.25 
Kmght Ridder 58 75 

Kroger 226 

‘J»J Logic 20 175 

Ugget & FWi 33 £ 

Leucadka Nad . 37 

L*rTEW 505 

Limaod tac 18 75 

UN BroeOcsong 105 
Lmotin Nat 36875 
Lean 30.126 

Ur Cteftnino 26 

Locrtieed Corp 813 
Loews Caro 92 729 

Loro Star 

Long Uand Lt 22125 
Loup* Oug Sirs 315 
Loral Corp 37 125 

Lotus Dev Corp 56.125 
LouiMA* Land CO 
Louisiana Pxrt 37 d?S 
Iamb's Co Inc ' 32.5 
Lirtuud ’ ‘3S‘ 

MA Comm tac 5 75 

MQCommun 2128 
Manor Care 27.625 
Ha mute Coro 9 

Magco Inc 62 S 

Manor Vtanwi it 75 

Mam on 2535 

Mr* & McLn B4 

Martin Manoa 164.75 

Moace Coro 27375 

Massmutual Corp 31378 
Martel tae 243 

Maaus Energy 4.5 

May Dept St 4075 
Maytag Corp I0J7S 
McDermott 21.126 
McDonalds 59J5 

McDonnell Dglaa 114.125 
McGranHiH 651JS 
UcKiteeon Corp 6525 
Meed-Corp 40 25 

Medtrsrrk; • • 75 

Mellon Bk '57 

UefyillyCorp , 39675 

Memos Graobrei 10876 
MercarwieStr* 30-125 
MorA tac 31 

Voted* Corp 42.029 
Merrill Lynch . 3S5 

Microsoft Corp fll.76 


Millcoro 
Mete Safety App 
Mmnesou Mere 
Mhchell Energy 
Mobil Corp 
Male, Inc 
Monarch Made 
Monsanto 
Morgan {JPJ 

Ifomson-Knudsn 
Mortin Inti 
Molorota Inc 
Muhimodia Inc 
Murphy Oil 

Necco tads 
Nalco Chemical 
Nashua Corp 
Nad City Corp 
htitk tareryrp 
Natl Medri 6m 
Natl Sem> 

Nad Sen* Ind 
NafWest Bank 
Navistar lid 
NBO Bancorp 
Network S ye rama 
Neutrogene Corp 
New England El 
NT State El Ges 
NT Times A 
Hewmom Mmrtg 
Nwg Mohawk 
Nkw Inc 
NAe Inc 
NL Industries 
Noble A8F9 
Nordstrom 
Norfolk Souhrti 
Northaest Uni 
Nthn Stale Pwr 
North nro 
Norman Corp 
Nynet Corp 

Oecvumui Rei 
Ogden Corp 
Ohio Casualty 
Ohw Edtson 
Tim Coro 
timrecam Group 
Oneok Inc 
Oracle Systins 
Orv> Energy Co 
Osruosh B'gotir 
Outboard Merme 
Oversees Step 
Owens Coming 

PHH Group 
PNC Rnanctal 
PPG kKbsrm 
RSI HkJgB 
Paccar Inc 
PaCrCcorg 
Poe Enwpitws 
Pec Goa ft Elect 
Pec retasrs 
Pell Coro 
Penh Eastern 
Pei amount 
Parka, Drdfing 

Parker Hantvhn 
Penn Central 
PtatneyUCI 
Penrayl Pwr Ll 
Penutil 
People's Energy 
Papieco 
Partin Elmer 
Petrie Scorns 
Pfizer - 
Phelps Dodge 
PfWtadef EMC 
Pfrillip Morns 
PKJJIpa Pid 
Pioneer Hi Bied 
Pitney Bowel 
Pgbcy Mqt Sys 
Potash Com 
Potomac El Pwr 
Procter & Gamtae 
ftrb S*C Enter pr 
Pug End Pwr 

Quaker Oats 

Queue* Carp 


Ryder System 
Rymer Co 

SPS Techno l ogy 
Safeco Corp 
SefetyXIeon 
S» Paurs Cos 
Salomon lire 


Z3.76 -02S 
175 *0 


82 

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S*n Wego Ges 

22 

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Santa Fa S Pad 

72625 

618 

07 

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Sara Lee Coro 

21 

6.75 

46 

41125 

Ecscorp 

15 68 

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77.5 

4L5 

Seherfmg Pfcwyfi 

5468 

♦68 

44 £26 

,0675 

Schkenbe+ger 

55 

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Stirwul Atlanta 

26 

♦ 038 

465 

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41 

-6676 

32.75 

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2617b 

6 18 

26J5 

+05 

Seagate Tech 

24.08 

♦OS 

77.18 

♦6375 

Seagram • 

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♦ 075 

18475 

+ 0 

Seen Boeoori- 

465 

-77 

16.18 

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Service Corp 1 

24 

♦ 1.18 

19.5 

-078 

Sendee Messer 

2335 

+05 

2608 

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Shared Medical 

25.18 

*075 

808 

•01S 

Shell Trans 

64.75 

+1.18 

1908 

♦a 18 

ShervHn WHfnrs 

32175 

675 

2055 

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Shoneys Inc 

198 

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Srgmt AJrirrch 

45 

625 

17 

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Stariine Coro 

IB 98 

6775 

378 

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Smith tail 

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618 

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Conducted Tours 

• HEBREW URHVERSfTY. Tours of the 
; Mount Scopus campus, in English, daily 

• Sun.-Thur., 11 a.m. from Bronfman Re- 
| ception Centre. Sherman Administration 
> BJdg. Buses 4a, 9,23,26.28. for info, call 
,882819. 

■AMT Women. For a free conducted 
tour of our installations, call Jerusalem 
619222; Tel Aviv 5233154. Hours: 8:00 
■a.m.-1:30 p.m., Sun.-Thur. 

!TEL AVIV 


TEL AVIV MUSEUM OF ART. David 
-Reeb: Paintings 1S82-940Tel Aviv - 
; Temporary Documentation, the visual 
■ signs of Tel Avivian culture C-Femand Le- 
,ger, 20 paintings and drawingsOIBth- 
< 19th-Cent. European Art'Mmpression- 
jism, Post-Impression ism'C'Jewish 
1 Artists in Europe between the Wars- 
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ftarf Tel. 691915a 1 ~ 

iORT. To visit our technological High i - 
■Schools, call Jerusalem 513141; Tel Aviv 
[5203222, 5203293; Netanya 823744. 
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{Schools, call Jerusalem 513141; TaJ Aviv 
£203222. 5203293; Netanya 823744. 
NA'AMAT (P.W.). Visit our projects: 
iTei Aviv, 6910791." Jerusalem, 244878. 


Greg Cruttwell as Jeremy in ‘Naked.’ 


DANCE 


SPRING Loaded Dance at the Suzanne Delia] 
Center in Tel Aviv continues with the premiere of 
Anat Danieli's Kisses, a dance about every kind of 
parting. 

Original music is by Avri Lidar. Tonight at 
8:30. 

BJL 

THE Jerusalem Dance Company performs two 
works tonight (8:30) at the Rebecca Crown Audi¬ 
torium in Jerusalem. 

Tamara Mielnik's Bethlehem Road ia danced to 
live music by Slava Ganelin, and Ivan Marko’s 
Wandering in the Desert is performed with music 
by Mozart and Bernstein. 

M.A. 


CLASSICAL MUSIC 

MICHAEL AJZENSTADT 

THE Haifa Symphony Orchestra performs the 
world premiere of Aharon Harlap's L'Oiseau de la 
Guerre (The Bird of War) under the baton of 
music director Stanley Sperber. 

Also on the program are Chausson's Poeme and 
Brahms's first piano concerto, performed by Da¬ 
vid Lively. 

Tonight, tomorrow,. Wednesday and Thursday 
at the Haifa Auditorium (8:30). 


(Simon Mctn) 


FILMS 


adina Hoffman 


★★★★ FEARLESS - This moody tussle with 
mortality and meaning joins the list of Peter Weir 
films whose game inspiration comes precariously 
close to hot air. 

This time,- Weir has rerouted a TV-movie sce¬ 
nario about the'effect of a plane crash on its 
' survivors, and touched down in Nirvana-land. 
Like Max Klein (Jeff Bridges), an architect whose 
dose brush with death makes him preternaturally 
brave and foolish, this brave and foolish movie is 
saved from destruction by a stroke of inexplicable 
grace. Also starring the soulful Isabella Rossellini 
and the phenomenally dimpled Rosie Perez. 

. (English dialogue. Hebrew subtitles. Parental 
guidance suggested) 

•k'k'k-k NAKED - English director Mike Leigh's 
black-on-black, post-post-modern odyssey is an 
almost impossible movie to enjoy. 

It is, though, the most powerful film on local 
screens at the moment. While surely an assault on 
our inner ears, the film is most admirable for its 
angry ambiguity. 

Not so much a departure from Leigh's sunny- 
sad depictions of British working-class life as a 
darkening of his earlier themes, the movie follows 
one man on his prowls through London's streets. 
Played with nearly magical ire and poise by David 
Thewlis, Johnny is a hyperactive prophet of sorts 
who wanders from non-adventure to non-adven¬ 
ture in search of not very much. 

(English dialogue. Hebrew subtitles. Children 
under 17 not admitted without an adult) 


CINEMA 


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PHARMACIES 

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midnight: Superpharm Ramat Aviv, 40 
Einstein, 6413730. 

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juah. 558472, 568407. Open 9 a.m. to 
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jwmsa la in : Shaare Zedek (internal, 
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(Malta) S 788448 Inter s ecti o n 1:30. 
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252914° 4 Shamai SL The Piano □ Par¬ 
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Short Cots 5:30, 9 * Little Buddha 
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The Good Son 5, 7 J0, 10 * In the 
Name of the Fath e r 4:45. 7:16. 10 * 
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section □ Malice 5. 7:30. 9:45 * 
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logue) □ Surf Nlnfas 11 a.m. * Look 
Who's Talking Now □ Sister Act 2 5 

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MOFET Another Stakeout 8:30 
HADERA 

LEV Schindler's List 5.15. 9 * On 
Deadly Ground 4:30, 7:15, 9:45 * Re¬ 
mains of the Day 7:15. 9:45 * Look 
Who’s Talking Now □ Aristocats 5 ★ 
Farewell to My Concubine 6:45, 9:30 
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FareweB to My Concubine 7, 9:45 
COLONY CINEMA 1-2 (MANDARIN) a 
6902666 Schindler's List 5. 8:30 * Re¬ 
mains of the Day 5, 7:30, 10 DANIEL 
Mrs Doubtfire 7. 9:30 STAR* 589068 
29 Sokofow oL inte r secti on 7:30, 9:45 

* Little Buddta 4:45, 7:15.10 * Cool 
Running 5 * .Schindler's List 5, 6:45 

KARMIEL 

CINEMA 1-3 a 887277 The Piano □ 
Malice 7. 9:30 * Pelican Brief 6:45, 
9:30 

KFAR SAVA 1 
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MaGce □ On D s adi y Gr o und'5, 7:30, 
10 * In the N ame of the Father 4:45, 
7:15. 10 * Short Cuts 5, 8:30 
KIRYAT BIALIK 

KIRYON In the Name of the Father 7, 
9:30 * Mrs. Doubtfire 4:45, 7. 9:30 * 
On Deadly Ground 4:45,7,9:30 * Age 
of Innocence 7. 9:30 * The S e c ret 
Garden □ Addams Family Values 
4:45 * Pelican Brief 7,9:30 * Wayne's 
World 2 4:45, 7 * ScMndar's List 
5:45,9:15* Look Who's Talking Now 
4:45 * Jungle Book 4:45 * Intersec¬ 
tion 4:45, 7. 9:30 
KIRYAT MALA CHI 
Pefican Brief 7:15, 9:30 

M1GDAL HA'EMEK 

RAV-CHEN The Joy luck Chib □ Peli¬ 
can Brief 6:45,9:30 * Wide Saregoa- 


sa Sea 7, 9:30 

NAHARIYA 

HOD a 920502 The House of Spirits 7. 
9:30 

NESSZIONA 

G.G. GIL 1-4 a 404729 Intersection □ 
On Deadly Ground 5, 7:30, 10 * 
Schindler's List 5.8:30 * In the Name 
of the Father 4:30, 7:15, 10 

NETANYA 

G.G. GIL 1-5 a 628452 Intersection □ 
On Deadly Ground 5,7:30,10 * In the 
Name of the Father 4:45. 7:15, 10 * 
Pelican Brief 4:45, 7:15, 10 * 
Schindler's List 5. 8:30 RAV-CHEN 1-4 
a 618570 Malice □ The Good Son 5. 
7:30, 9:45 * Philadelphia 4:45, 7:15, 
9:45 * Little Buddha 4:15. 7. 9:45 

OR YEHUDA 

G.G. GIL On Deadly Ground □ Stolen 
Diary 5, 7:30. 9:45 * Pelican Brief 5, 
7:15,10 * Mm. Doubtfire 5.7:15,9:30 

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G.G. HECHAL 1-3 a 9300844 Intersec¬ 
tion 5, 7:15, 9:45 * Schindler's List 5. 
8:30 * In the Name of the Father 5, 
7:30, 10 G. G. RAM 1-3 8 9340818 On 
Deadly Ground □ Bella Epoque 5, 
7:30, 9:45 * Remains of the Day 4:45, 
7:15, 10 
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MOFET Sister Act 2 7:15, 9:30 PARK 
Schindler's List 5, 8:30 * Intersec¬ 
tion 5, 7:30, 9:30 * MaGce □ Philadel¬ 
phia 5, 7:30, 9:45 * The Good Son 
7:30. 9:30 * Mrs. Doubtfire 5 

RAMAT GAN 

RAV-GAN 1-4 a 797121* Schindler's 
List 5:30, 9 * Remains of tM Day 
7:15, 9:45 * The Good Son 5. 7:30. 
9:45 * In the Name of the Father 4:30, 
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.5 RAV-OASIS 1-3 a 6730687 MaGce □ 
Intersection 5, 7:30. 9:45 * PeGcan 
Brief 4:30. 7. 9:45 

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KOKHAV PeGcan Brief 7, 9:30 

RAMLA HECHAL HATARBUT Mrs 
Doubtfire 7:15, 9:30 

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5:45, 9:15 * Remains of the Day 7, 
9:45 * Bella Epoque 7:30. 9:30 

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CRYPTIC CROSSWORD 


ACROSS 

1 No credit goes to this 
author—he got wrist 

trouble, right? (5-6) 

7 Unbroken alternative to 
rest? (7) 

8 Brave watch Co. going bust 
(7) 

10 Former film-star who sought 
isolation in dress-circle (5) 

11 Openings of Hamlet and 
Coriolanus. for example? (9) 

12 Ploughman's work up to 18 
(7) 

14 Fame of retired moderates 
with‘no signs of energy (7) 

15 Casual worker following 
cricket side (7) 

18 Rustic hit family? (7) 


20 Perhaps at thrilly stage in 
final set? (6-3) 

21 Announce physical tr ainin g 
—and vault! (6) 

22 Design in torn clothing(7) 

23 Our name all round entrance 
(7) 

24 Channel and marsh-bird, 
the mudlark (11) 

DOWN 

1 Regular officer' 7) 

2 Win victory over old-fash¬ 
ioned party* 5) 

3 Splendid spinner opening! 
(7) 

4 Plants fireworks—gets 
reprimands i7i 


5 Where to see beginning and 
end of the rainbow? (5-4) 

6 Given ground, put out to 
grass (7) 

7 Late carrier of dark ale i5-6) 
9 Settled wets' terms in 

p arl i a m e n t (11) 

13 Divorced fellows with time in 
flat, perhaps (9) 

16 Weakness of female, not 
feeling well (7) 

17 US conscript exposed to 
air-currents, we hear (7) 

18 Tickets in quarters f 7) 

19 Tony, eke out the tonic! (7) 
21 Animal far one put on (5) 



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Ramon to appeal ruling 
banning his name on ballot 


THE Histadrut court this weekend 
approved the Ramon-Merctz list's 
participation in the Histadrui elec¬ 
tions next month, but not the list's 
use of the name "Ramon" on its 
ballot. MK Haim Ramon intends 
to dispute the ruling in Tel Aviv 
District Court this momine. 

The court, overturning Thurs¬ 
day's ruling by the general elec¬ 
tions commitlee. determined lhai 
the Ramon-Mereu: list is noi new. 
but constitutes already existing 
lists and is therefore exempt from 
ha\ing to submit the names of 
5,000 supporters and depositing 
NIS 20.000. 

The authority also approved the 
slogan of Ramon's list. “Nett Life 
in the Histadrut.'' which the elec¬ 
tions committee had disqualified 


M1CHAL VUDELMAN 

as election propaganda (since Ra¬ 
mon's first name. Haim, means 
life in Hebrew), although it ac¬ 
cepted the committee's ban of the 
name “Ramcm." The committee 
had maintained that the elections 
are not personal, and the list name 
should therefore indicate the par¬ 
ties represented in it. rarher than 
its leader's name. 

Sources in Ramon's campaign 
staff said yesterday that they 
would not give in on using the 
name "Ramon" on the ballot 
notes and were confident that the 
district court would overrule the 
Histadrut court's decision. 

Sources in Histadrut Secretary- 
General Haim Haberfeld's camp 


said yesterday the Labor Party 
would probably not appeal the 
court’s ruling today .or the deci¬ 
sion to let Ramon's list run as an 
already existing one. They noted, 
however, that “Ramon himself 
had announced that he was setting 
up an independent, non-partisan 
list when he left Labor, and then 
Meretz and Shas decided to join 
him.” 

Haberfeld commented over the 
weekend on the Ramon-Meretz 
list's intention to let Shas appoint 
from its ranks a Histadrut rabbi, a 
position which does not exist at 
present. Speaking at a meeting of 
the engineers’ union. Haberfeld 
said “there may not be an opening 
for a Histadrut rabbi, but perhaps 
we wiH appoint a Histadrut monel 
[ritual circumciserl-'* 


Shas furious as its man 
omitted from Ramon advert 


M1CHAL YUDELMAN 


SHAS members were furious on Friday to see that 
Shus's representative. David Tal. was omitted from 
the huge advertisements published in weekend news¬ 
papers featuring the Ramon list's "winning team." 

Shas sources accused the list leaders of trying to 
“sweep Shas under the carpet" and hide its participa¬ 
tion from left-wing voters Ramon and Meretz are 
trying to take away from Labor. A source suggested 
that Meretz fears driving away potential voters if it 
advertises the bearded face of a haredi man next to 
the other "clean-cut. clean-shaven, yuppie faces." 

The ads. featuring the slogan "...and this is the 
winning team which will cause the revolution in the 
Histadrut." includes portraits of those leading the 
Iht. with leader MK Haim Ramon followed with vine 
exception by Nos. 2 through 6: MK Haim Oron. MK 
Ran Cohen. MK Amir Peretz. and MK Anat Maor. 
Shas representative David Tal. who is fifth on the list. 
does not appear in the ad. 

Sources m Ramon's campaign denied they were 
trying to hide Shas from the voters, saying the ads 


were meant to portray the well-known faces of Ra¬ 
mon and the MKs in the top four slots. MK Maor was 
included because she is the list's candidate for Na'a- 
mat secretary-general. Tal. they promised, will prob¬ 
ably appear in this week's ads. 

Tal. Shas sources retorted, may not be as well- 
known as the MKs. but he has been a member of the 
Histadrut’s executive for four years, while the "win¬ 
ning team" featured in the as has had no Histadrut 
experience whatsoever. 

Ramon addressed dozens of union representatives 
at Mapam House over the weekend at a closed meet¬ 
ing. After the gathering, union members reported 
that Ramon had no answers for the workers' serious 
problems and was probably afraid that his ignorance 
in Histadrut matters would leak to the press. 

"He kept talking about the necessity of a revolu¬ 
tion in the Histadrut and that it needs shaking up. but 
could provide no solutions or proposals to anything 
we broughr up. admitting that he did not know any¬ 
thing about it." one union member said. 


Doctors plan 24-hour strike 


JUDY SIEGEL 


NEARLY all public-sector physi¬ 
cians in government. Kupai Holin'. 
Ci a lit and voluntary hospital?, and 
community clinics and district 
health offices intend to hold a 24- 
h««ur warning strike on Tuesday. 

Doctors will handle emergency 
cases only beginning m ~ a m. on 
Tuesday. The strike ha> been or¬ 
ganized by the Israel Medical As¬ 
sociation (IMAl as a protest 
against “foot-dragging" by the 
Treasury and their employers in 
wage negotiations. 

The strike will also affect the 
two Hadossaft-Unoersity Hospi¬ 
tals. Shaare Zedek Hospital and 
Bikur Holim Hospital t which are 
run by voluntary organizations) in 
Jerusalem, but not Netuma's vol¬ 
untary hospital. Laniuuo. which 
has a no-strike clause built into 
employees' contracts. There will 
also be no doctors on duty at liptu 
halav (family health) centers. 


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The IMA has instructed inde¬ 
pendent doctors working for clin¬ 
ics not to receive patients in their 
private offices. Only dialysis and 
oncology departments in the hos¬ 
pitals wii: i motion normally: the 
rest will be run according to a re¬ 
duced Shabbat schedule. 

According to the IMA. doctors' 
salaries have fallen behind as a 
result of the recent wage increases 
in other sectors. Nurses responsi¬ 
ble for departments “earn more 
than doctors who head the depart¬ 
ments." the IMA said. 

The Treasury spokesman was 
unavailable for commenl over The 
weekend. 

In other wage negotiations, the 
paramedical workers and X-ray 
technicians announced on Friday 
they had signed a collective wage 
agreement with the Treasury cov¬ 
ering 1993 to 19%. 






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Housing Minister Binyamin Ben-EUezer pinches cheeks at a housing fair held last week at the Brn kUng Cenler »**^*™” 
Several dozen contractors from all over the country participated in the fair, offering most of their apartments at what the 
said were fair prices: from $70,000 to $80,000 for three rooms. ,Yisracl H, n ’ 


Japhet trial opens today 


Last immigrants 
evicted from hotel 

JERUSALEM'S President Hotel, 
home to hundreds of new immi¬ 
grants over the past few years, was 
completely vacated late last week. 

The Absorption Ministry's con¬ 
tract with the hotel expired at the 
end of March. However, the min¬ 
istry decided to extend the con¬ 
tract until April IS. to avoid hav¬ 
ing to evict the remaining 43 
families during Pessah. 

On Thursday, the last family, 
which had refused to move to oth¬ 
er housing, was evicted. The fam¬ 
ily agreed" to take a room in Jeru¬ 
salem's Ram Hotel. 

Tweni.v-nine families were eligi¬ 
ble for public housing outside of 
Jerusalem. Another 14 families 
who were not eligible for public 
housing rented private apartments 
with financial assistance from the 
Absorption Ministry. 

Of 96 hotels rented by the Ab¬ 
sorption Ministry to house new im¬ 
migrants, SO have been vacated. 
Some 1.300 immigrants still live in 
the remaining 16 hotels. (Itim) 


FORMER Bank Leurai chairman 
Emst Japhet goes on trial in Jeru¬ 
salem District Court today for his 
role in the 19S3 bank shares 
collapse. 

Japhet is being charged with se¬ 
curities fraud, misleading custom¬ 
ers. and violating banking regula¬ 
tions. If convicted, he will 
probably face both a prison term 
and a hefty fine. Two weeks ago. 
Judge Miriam Maor sentenced 
Mordechai Emhorn. Leumi's chief 
operations officer at the time of 
the collapse, ro eight months in 
prison and an NIS 600,000 fine. In 


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her verdict. Naor noted that Ein- 
horn was only the No. 2 man at the 
bank, after Japhet. 

All of the other bankers charged 
with responsibility for the col¬ 
lapse. which cost the state some S7 
billion, were found guilty in 
February. 

Japhet's case was separated 
from that of the other bankers af¬ 
ter he fled the country in 1987. He 
returned to stand trial earlier this 
year in the face of a threat by the 
State Attomev’s Office to demand 


his extradition from the US. 

According to the indictment, 
from the late 1970s through Octo¬ 
ber 1983, Japhet and 20 other 
bank officials inflated the price of 
the bank shares, thus putting the 
banks' ability to meet their obliga¬ 
tions at risk. The bankers also al¬ 
legedly conspired to hide these ef¬ 
forts from the public, while 
encouraging bank investment ad¬ 
visers to mislead the public about 
the real worth of the shares. 

Japhet will be represented at the 
trial by attorney Yigal Anion. 
Nacr will be bearing the case. 


Striking social workers stop 
answering emergency calls 


THE strike by the nation's social 
workers continues into its fourth 
day today. 

As a result, most branches of 
the National Insurance Institute 
will be dosed, as will mental 
health clinics, and hearings will 
not be held to rule on abortion 
requests. Work at the Ministry of 
Labor and Social Affaire will also 
be affected. 

MK Rafi Elul (Labor), head of 
the serial affaire lobby iD the 
Knesset, expressed support over 
the weekend for the 9,000 mem¬ 
bers of the Association of Social 
Workers, who went on strike last 
Thursday. However, he asked 
them to reconsider their stance 
and to respond to emergency calls. 


SASHA SADAN 

The social workers - under or¬ 
ders from the union’s strike head¬ 
quarters in Te! Aviv - shut off 
their beepers and did not take 
emergency calls. However, union 
spokesman David Ziso said that a 
social worker did break the strike 
yesterday to help the family of the 
23-year-old woman knifed in Gush 
Katif after an emergency call for 
help was received. 

In contrast, a Haifa policeman 
who asked for help in the alleged 
rape of a minor was turned down. 
In such cases , only a social worker 
trained as a youth investigator can 
take down the victim's testimony, 
but no youth investigator was per- 


Heat wave finally breaks 

COOL air moved into the country Friday night, breaking the four-day 
heat wave. On Friday, 75 kph winds were measured at Ben-Gnrion 
Airport, while the temperature on the runways reached 41 degrees. 

The dense haze, whk± severely reduced visibility for half an hour, 
forced air traffic controllers to delay the landing of several flights. 

Earlier Friday, sandstorms knocked over 10 high-voltage power lines 
in a Beduin encampment in the south, damaging the area’s electrical 
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Social workers were also not al¬ 
lowed to intervene is the case Of a 
28-year-old woman 
hospital in shock and bruised all 
over her body. The woman, a_- 
raother of four", was apparently at¬ 
tacked by her husband. As a re- 
sult. she could neither be placed in 
a shelter nor released from the 
hospital. 

The strike headquarters also re¬ 
fused to allow intervention in the 
case of a four-tnonth-okJ baby 
temporarily in the care of his 
grandfather. The baby, in need of 
emergency heart surgery, is the 
son of mentally ill parents. 

There has been no contact be¬ 
tween the strikers and the Trea- . 
sury since the walkout began. Ziso 
said last night. The social workers 
are protesting what they see as the 
Treasury reneging on its word or 
delaying its implementation, 
thereby not meeting the terms of 
the wage contract signed last May. 


Man stabbed 
to death in 
fight over 
water sprinkler 

RAJNE MARCUS 


AN argument between neighbors 
over use of a sprinkler resulted in a 
21-year-old man being stabbed to 
death Friday in Rosh Ha'ayin. 

At around l p.m.. Peiah Tikva 
police received a call that a man 
lay bleeding profusely at the en¬ 
trance to a building on Rosh 
Ha’ayin's Rchov David Hame- 
lech. Attempts by Magen David 
Adorn personnel’to save Yaron 
Wesker failed. 

The argument between the sus¬ 
pected murderer and Wesker 
started over payment-far the use of 
water in a garden shared by. sever¬ 
al tenants. Wesker’s father, the 
head of the tenants’ committee, 
told his neighbor that he was re- 
sponriWe tor paying for the water. 

Yaron Wesker went down to his 
neighbor’s home to persuade him 
to pay. An argument broke out 
between the two, and the neighbor 
grabbed a kitchen knife and 
stabbed Wesker several times in 
the chest.- - 

The killer fled bur was found a 
few minutes later hiding in a near¬ 
by building. He was arrested and is 
to appear in Pet ah Tikva Magis¬ 
trates Court for a remand hearing 
this morning. 

The suspect is divorced with two 
children, aged nine and 11. who 
are living with him. Local social 
service authorities were alerted 
and the children were taken into 
care until final arrangements could 
be made for them. 


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Polish man dies in fall 

Tadeusz Murkova, 52. of Poland, was killed yesterday momine 
when he fell down the stairwell of a Tel Aviv building* from the 
fourth-floor landing to the ground floor. He was pronounced 
dead at the scene by Magen David Adorn personnel. Police say 
they have no reason to suspect foul play. him 

Woman dies after dental treatment 

Ha’amakim District police are investigating how an Upper 
Nazareth woman died shortly after she begun undergoing dental 
treatment at a local clinic. 

• Rivka Moskovich, 61. arrived at the clinic for treatment on 
Thursday. After the demist began treating her. she asked to go to 
the bathroom, where she suddenly lost consciousness. She was 
taken to Alula’s Ha’emek Hospital, where she was pronounced 
dead. 

Her body was sent Friday to the Abu Kabir Forensic Institute 
for an autopsy. Moskovich apparently had a history of heart 
trouble, but as yet it is unclear whether this had anything to do 
with her death. j Hm 

21 months for driving without a license 

The Tel Aviv Traffic Oiurt on Friday sentenced Yitzhak Ben- 
Zaken, 25, a local resident, to 21 months' imprisonment for 
driving while his license was suspended and without compulsorv 
insurance. Included m the sentence was a six months’ suspended 
sentence for a previous traffic violation, which Judge Ephraim 
Doran activated. Ben-Zafcen s license was also suspended for she 
years. 

In another case, Doron sentenced Moshe Zalkashvilli to three 
months’ imprisonment and a NIS 1.000 fine, resulting from an 
accident he had last year while driving without a license An 
investigation found thatjn fact, Zalkashvilli had never held a 
license, even in his native CIS. 

Main arrested for threatening to blow up bus 
station released on bail 

A man arrested for allegedly threatening to blow up the Tel 
Aviv bus station.was released on bail Friday. David Sa’adon *> 
of Kiryat ShmOna was arrested last Wednesday bv Yarkrm ’ 

District police. • 

Police told a Tel ^Magistrates Court judge that Sa'adon 
who was canying a briefcase, was arrested in the sf*,;.™ „ rt , L 
sorted telling people hewas going to blow it up. H, refused^ 
show police any identification and was arrested 10 

Judge Zvi Gurfinkel said that even though Sa’adon was 
eccentric and spoke.incoherently, this did not justify 

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cards were thfr jack of spades, queen of hearts oueen of * * 
and seven of dubs. ■^.quex.n of diamonds